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Bursitis Pain Relief

When the bursa in joints becomes inflamed, referred to as bursitis, it can cause a painful condition. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that protects the bones in joints, providing cushion for the tendons, muscles and ligaments during movement. While some forms of bursitis are mild and can heal on their own without medical intervention, more severe cases may need treatment. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can offer relief from the pain and help our patients recover quicker from bursitis at our clinics in San Jose.

When the bursa becomes inflamed, it puts pressure on the elements of the joint. This can cause pain and discomfort, even making it difficult to move or use the affected joint. Bursitis is most common in the shoulder, elbow and hip, but can occur in other joints like the knee or big toe. Repetitive use of the joint can cause bursitis, or excess pressure on the joint. It is more common in older adults and those that have arthritis in their joints.

What are the Symptoms of Bursitis?

The symptoms of bursitis range from a dull ache and redness, to swelling and lack of mobility. The joint may feel stiff or be tender to the touch. For minor bouts of bursitis, rest and over-the-counter medications can help alleviate discomfort until the issue resolves itself on its own. However, in more severe cases, medical treatment can offer more substantial relief and help prevent future occurrences.

At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we can help our patients with bursitis manage the pain and inflammation. We offer injection therapy and other treatments that can relieve the pain and discomfort in the joint. Our team can also provide physiotherapy to help improve the strength of the muscles to protect the joint, which can help prevent future bursitis and enhance overall joint wellness.

If you have bursitis that is causing intense pain or limited mobility, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule an exam and evaluation. We will discuss the options for treatment to give you relief from your bursitis symptoms.

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