Bursitis causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

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Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Khimani earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School with honors.

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B u r s i t i s : c a u s e s s y m p t o m s p r e v e n t i o n a n d t r e a t m e n t I f y o u do not know a bout bur s i t i s t he n y o u ha ve c om e t o t he r i ght pl a c e . B ur s i t i s i s t he i nf l a m m a t i on of t he bur s a . B ur s a i s a s a c f i l l e d w i t h l ubr i c a t i ng f l ui d. T he f l ui d i s be t w e e n t he t i s s ue s l i ke t e ndons bone a nd s ki n. I t s m a i n j ob i s t o de c r e a s e i r r i t a t i on a nd r ubbi ng . Y ou ne e d t o s e e a B u r s i t i s S p e c i al i s t i f y o u ha ve t hi s pr obl e m . C a us e s B u r s i t i s i s c a us e d by s e r i ous i nj ur y a nd m i nor i m pa c t on t he a r e a . A ge a l s o c ont r i but e s t o bur s i t i s . T e ndons be c om e l e s s e l a s t i c a nd t e a r e a s i l y a s t he y a ge . I n j ur y t o t he j oi nt a t w or k w i l l i nc r e a s e y o ur c ha nc e s of g e t t i ng t he i l l ne s s e s . S om e hi g h r i s k a c t i vi t i e s i nc l ude c a r pe nt r y g a r de ni ng s hove l i ng t e nni s s ki i ng g ol f pi t c hi ng a nd r a ki ng. W he n y o u us e t he i nc or r e c t

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pos t ur e a t hom e or a t w or k y o u a r e l i ke l y t o g e t bur s i t i s . P oor s t r e t c hi ng be f or e e x e r c i s e s c a n a l s o l e a d t o bur s i t i s . B ur s i t i s i s c om m on i n a dul t s w ho a r e a bove 40 y e a r s . I t c a n a f f e c t di f f e r e nt pa r t s of t he body . T he c om m on body pa r t s i nc l ude e l bow s houl de r hi p a nd kne e . S y m pt om s P a i n i s t he m os t c om m on s y m pt om of t he i l l ne s s . T he pa i n c a n i nc r e a s e g r a dua l l y a nd be c om e s e ve r e . I t w i l l be c om e c om m on w he n t he r e a r e c a l c i um de pos i t s . L os s of m ot i on i n t he s houl de r i s a not he r s y m pt om of t he bur s i t i s t ha t r e qui r e s s e e i ng a B u r s i t i s D oc t or . P r e ve nt i on Y ou c a n pr e ve nt bur s i t i s by e x e r c i s i ng r e gul a r l y . R e gul a r e x e r c i s e s w i l l r e duc e y o ur c ha nc e s of g e t t i ng t he i l l ne s s . B ui l d up f or c e a nd t he r e pe t i t i ons . I n c a s e y o ur f e e l a ny unus ua l pa i n y o u ne e d t o s t op t he e x e r c i s e i m m e di a t e l y . T r e a t m e nt T he r e a r e m a ny w a y s t ha t bur s i t i s c a n be t r e a t e d a s y o u w i l l f i nd f r om H i p S p e c i al i s t I n N e w Y or k . O ne of t he w a y s i s by r e s t i ng t he i nj ur e d a r e a . T r y t o a voi d a c t i vi t i e s t ha t w i l l m a ke t he pr obl e m be c om e w or s e . I m m e di a t e l y y o u g e t i nj ur e d y o u ne e d i c e t he a r e a . T he r e a r e ove r t he

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c ount e r m e di c a t i ons t ha t w i l l r e duc e t he i nf l a m m a t i on. Y ou ne e d t o vi s i t y o ur p s or i at i c A r t h r i t i s d oc t or w he n t he c ondi t i on doe s not i m pr ove . Y our h i p D oc t or I n N yc w i l l pr e s c r i be m e di c a t i ons t ha t w i l l he l p t o r e duc e t he i nf l a m m a t i on. T he doc t or c a n i nj e c t s t e r oi ds a t t he s i t e of t he i nj ur y . M ul t i pl e i nj e c t i ons c a n br i ng a l ot of pr obl e m s a nd s houl d be a voi de d. T he ot he r t r e a t m e nt opt i on t ha t y o u c a n us e i s phy s i c a l t he r a py . T he t he r a py i nc l ude s m ot i on e x e r c i s e s a nd s pl i nt i ng . S ur g e r y i s r a r e l y ne e de d t o t r e a t bur s i t i s . H ow e ve r i t m a y t he l a s t opt i on w he n t he i l l ne s s doe s not r e s pond t o ot he r t r e a t m e nt opt i ons . I t i s a dvi s a bl e t ha t y o u s e e k t he D oc t or S p e c i al i z e s I n A r t h r i t i s i f y o u ha ve f e ve r t ha t i s a bove 102 F a hr e nhe i t . A l s o s e e y o ur h i p P ai n D oc t or I n N e w Y or k i n c a s e of s w e l l i ng a nd r e dne s s . I f y o u a r e una bl e t o m ove t he a f f e c t e d a r e a y o u ne e d t o g o t o t he K n e e A r t h r i t i s S p e c i al i s t I n N yc i m m e di a t e l y . T a ki ng g ood c a r e of y o ur he a l t h i s t he f i r s t s t e p t o l i vi ng a ha ppy l i f e . I t i s s t a r t s f r om c ha ngi ng y o ur l i f e s t y l e a nd e a t i ng he a l t hy di e t . I f y o u w a nt t o l i ve l ong e r y o u ne e d t o g e t t he bur s i t i s t r e a t e d on t i m e .

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