Over 150 of the fluid-filled sacs known as “bursae” cushion the movement between bones, tendons, and muscles near joints. As a result of repetitive movement, traumatic injury, or arthritis, the bursae may become inflamed, causing a painful condition known as “bursitis.” The most common areas for bursitis to occur are the shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, heels (Achilles), and toes, which become tender and difficult to move. In cases of acute bursitis, the onset of pain is sudden; chronic bursitis manifests symptoms of pain and limited movement after exercise or strain. Because bursitis will not show up on X-rays, a careful physical examination is needed to make a diagnosis, after which manipulation of the joint may help relieve pressure.

P.S. While we are born with most of the bursae we have, some may form later in life in response to repeated pressure upon a joint.

Is the pain of bursitis getting you down? At IVY COMMONS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, we don’t use drugs or surgery to correct your situation; all of our methods are safe, gentle, and recommended for all ages. For the ultimate in chiropractic care, we invite you to call 434.293.2779 to schedule an appointment. Our concern is the total health of our patients. We want to help you naturally. We’re located at 4422 Ivy Commons, where we welcome difficult and unusual cases. I invite the residents of Crozet, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas to call for a complimentary consultation to determine if we can help you.