Non-Surgical Swollen Bursa Treatments
Swollen Bursa (Bursitis)
Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs located in the joints. The purpose of the bursae is to reduce friction between the bones and surrounding tissues. When a bursa becomes inflamed, it is known as bursitis or a swollen bursa.
Unless a swollen bursa was caused by sudden trauma, symptoms usually develop gradually. The most common symptoms include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Skin redness and warmth to the touch
- Loss of mobility
Bursitis may occur in any joint, but it most frequently develops in the shoulder, elbow, and hip. However, it can also occur in the knees, heels, and at the base of the big toe. Generally, this condition can affect any joint that performs repetitive motions.
Causes of Bursitis
Several factors may lead to bursitis. Typically, it is the result of irritation, friction, or trauma. The most common causes are:
- Leaning on elbows
- Excessive kneeling
- Overuse from sports or occupational activities
- Banging the joint on a hard surface
- Falling on the joint
Minimally Invasive Treatments for Bursitis
If you believe that your joint pain may be due to bursitis, take the first step toward pain-free living with Rejuvinix. We provide comprehensive and personalized non-surgical treatments to help heal your swollen bursa and get you back to doing what you love. Depending on your needs, your program may include:
To learn more about which treatment is right for you, fill out the “Request An Appointment” form at the bottom of this page.