Bursitis Physiotherapy Treatment
Personalized Bursitis Treatment
At Opal Physiotherapy Clinic, we can provide personalized and effective physiotherapy treatment for bursitis in Langley, a painful condition caused by inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion and protect your joints. Physiotherapy is effective in helping with pain by reducing inflammation and increasing mobility by preventing joint and muscle stiffness.
Our team of experienced and dedicated physiotherapists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to reduce pain, improve joint function, and prevent future flare-ups.
What is bursitis?
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac providing cushion and facilitating a gliding surface during movements. They are located near the tendons and joints and act to reduce friction between tissues. Bursitis can affect any bursa, but it is most common in the hip, shoulder, elbow, and knee.
Types of bursitis
Acute bursitis: This is caused by sudden injury or trauma to the bursa, resulting in inflammation and pain. Acute bursitis typically resolves within a few weeks with proper treatment and care.
Chronic bursitis: It is a long-lasting condition caused by repetitive stress or injury to the bursa, underlying medical conditions, or infections causing swelling. This condition may require ongoing treatment and management to alleviate symptoms and prevent further complications.
Areas where bursitis can occur
Bursitis can affect various joints throughout the body, and the most common include:
- Shoulder bursitis (subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis )
- Elbow bursitis (olecranon bursitis)
- Hip bursitis (trochanteric bursitis)
- Knee bursitis (prepatellar bursitis)
- Ankle bursitis(retrocalcaneal bursitis)
Causes of bursitis
The causes of inflammation of the bursa are:
- Acute injury to the joints
- Repeated injury to the joint from repetitive motion or overuse.
- Direct blows to the joint,
- Inflammation of the bursa due to infection or other causes.
- Frequent and sustained pressure on the joint
- Bacterial infection of the bursa
- Complications from underlying medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout.
Symptoms of bursitis:
- Pain – can range from a dull ache to sharp pain.
- Limited movement in the affected joint or bursa that may worsen when you move it,
- Swelling and redness
- Sometimes fever with chills if you have an infection.
Bursitis physiotherapy treatment in Langley
Bursitis management involves implementing various techniques and treatments to alleviate pain and inflammation in the affected joint.
Our comprehensive approach to bursitis treatment includes the following:
- Pain management: We utilize various pain relief techniques, such as ice therapy, heat therapy, and modalities, to increase blood flow to the joint, help reduce inflammation and alleviate discomfort.
- Manual therapy: Our physiotherapists may perform gentle joint mobilizations and soft tissue massage to improve joint mobility and decrease pain.
- Exercise therapy: We will prescribe a personalized exercise program tailored to your specific needs, focusing on strengthening and stretching exercises to improve joint function and prevent future flare-ups.
- Education: We will provide information about your condition, including the causes, symptoms, and prevention strategies, to empower you to participate in your recovery actively.
- Functional retraining: Our physiotherapists will work with you to identify and address any movement patterns or activities contributing to your bursitis. Assist with a gradual return to activities as the pain improves and help you confidently return to your daily activities and reduce the risk of recurrence.
We aim to help you overcome the pain and limitations associated with bursitis so you can return to your active lifestyle. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our bursitis physiotherapy treatment, please get in touch with us today.