Can a Chiropractor Help With Bursitis?

Last updated on March 23, 2023

Have you ever heard the term bursitis? Or have you ever been told that you have bursitis?

Let’s start by talking about what bursitis is. Bursitis is the inflammation of a part of your joint known as the bursa. This is a small fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between your bones and soft tissue. When these joints are not moving properly or are misaligned it can cause irritation and inflammation over time. This condition can become very painful.

The most common areas for bursitis are:

  • Hips
  • Shoulder
  • Elbows
  • Wrists

Unfortunately, the traditional medical approach to treating bursitis is using anti-inflammatory drugs or injections. Where this may decrease the SYMPTOM (pain) for a period, it doesn’t get to the root cause of the condition and can allow the condition to continue over time.

This is where Chiropractic can help. If the cause of the chronic irritation and inflammation is a misalignment of a joint or a restriction in the joint, Chiropractic may help.

Chiropractic can help to restore normal motion and alignment to the joint, and proper rehabilitative exercise can contribute to improving the strength and integrity of the joint.

So if you may be suffering from bursitis, make sure to get your structure (musculoskeletal system) and nervous system checked and find and correct the underlying cause.

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