Bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones near the joints. It’s a painful condition that interferes with someone’s quality of life. Bursitis can form anywhere there is a joint, but it’s most common in the hips, elbows, and shoulders.
Symptoms of bursitis include:
Bursitis usually goes away on its own with rest. However, you can hasten your healing and prevent the condition from worsening by seeking chiropractic care.
The most common causes of hip bursitis include:
Some people have a higher risk of developing bursitis than others. Speak with your doctor about your bursitis risk factors if you:
There are several exercises you should avoid while you have hip bursitis. These include:
Running tends to be too painful for people with hip bursitis, so it usually isn’t a problem for people to avoid it. It exerts too much force on your hips and other joints, preventing healing and worsening the problem.
Cycling causes your hip joints to take on the weight of your entire body. It can also cause strain. Avoid cycling while bursitis is present, even if it’s not immediately painful.
You might be tempted to avoid all high-intensity workouts while you have bursitis, which would be fine. You should especially avoid any load- or weight-bearing activities that put pressure on your hip joints.
Although using a machine would take some of the pressure off your joints, many require weight-bearing, especially on your hips. This includes a variety of cardio machines, such as stair climbers, elliptical machines, and treadmills.
Deep squats require extreme motion from your hip joints. They’re a no-no when you have bursitis. It’s probably also a good idea to avoid side leg lifts.
There are several treatments chiropractors use to help hip bursitis heal. These include:
A chiropractic adjustment includes using pressure to manipulate joints to realign your spine and reduce hip pain and discomfort.
Therapeutic massage therapy treats muscle pain, injury, and stiffness. It’s a more comprehensive approach than basic massage therapy, which is effective for relieving stress, anxiety, and tension.
Hot/cold bursitis treatment alternates between these two opposite types of therapy, so patients receive the benefits of both approaches.
Cold therapy is the application of cold via ice packs, an ice massage, or a cold gel pack. Cold therapy benefits include:
Hot therapy is the application of heat by using microwavable or electric gel packs or heating pads, hot baths, saunas, gel packs, or hot water bottles. Hot therapy benefits include opening up the blood vessels, which:
You can do several exercises to ease the discomfort of hip bursitis. These include:
Chiropractic care is excellent for managing and relieving the swelling and pain caused by bursitis.
Routine chiropractic treatment provides a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to prescription and over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs). Although these medications are considered safe, many people do not want to rely on long-term medication use to manage medical issues.
Chiropractic treatment is a gentle option that helps you manage bursitis pain and improve your overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions and misalignments. This reduces inflammation and improves the function of the affected joint and the nervous system. Your body can better manage symptoms caused by bursitis.
Benefits of chiropractic care for bursitis patients include:
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