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Posted on 04-06-2017

Are you suffering from pain in your shoulder, hip, elbow or knee? If so, you could be one of the millions of Americans annually who are affected by bursitis. Bursitis is a painful inflammation of a joint that can be caused overuse, injury, repetitive motion, or stress to the joint. Fortunately, chiropractic medicine can offer you the relief you need.

While bursitis may have various causes, the common root problem is inflammation of the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled sac within the joint. The bursa acts as a lubricant and also helps cushion the joint during movement. When the bursa becomes inflamed, the joint becomes painful to move.

Bursitis usually occurs in the larger joints. Symptoms include aching or stiffness in the joint that worsens the more you move it, limited movement, swelling, redness, warmth in the area of the joint. With treatment, usually goes away within a few weeks, but may reappear.

Chiropractic treatment of bursitis usually starts with trying to control and reduce the inflammation and determine the root cause of the condition. Your chiropractor may prescribe a brace and a period of rest to reduce strain on the affected joint.

Heat, ice, and ultrasound may also be used alone or in combination to help reduce the pain and swelling. Your chiropractor may also offer special stretching or stretching exercises to help strengthen the joint.

In the case of a knee, this may be done in combination with a knee brace or special shoe inserts to help make sure you have proper bodily alignment.

Once your condition has been resolved, your chiropractor may recommend a regular, ongoing program of preventive chiropractic care to help maintain your chiropractic health.

Not only will this help prevent or minimize future bursitis outbreaks, but will also allow you to take advantage of the many preventive health benefits offered by regular chiropractic care.

At Lexington Family Chiropractic, your health is our first concern.

Our dedicated staff of compassionate professionals can provide a wide range of chiropractic care options for every member of your family, from the youngest to the oldest.

Contact us to learn how chiropractic medicine can help you reach your full potential.

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