Bursitis Physical Therapy
Bursitis Physical Therapy
One-On-One, Hands-On Bursitis Treatment. Effective, Long-Term Recovery.
After a bilateral total knee replacement, I expected my PT experience to be long and arduous but instead it has been challenging but very rewarding. Detailed questions about how to isolate muscle groups or deal with specific issues (pain, flexibility, etc.) were answered in as much detail as I could handle and specific exercises were suggested that helped a lot.
After a few weeks of doing the exercises and up to not I have not experienced knee pain and have been able to slowly increase activity. I hope to continue on this path and will be forever grateful for Jason and the advice and guidance provided. Also, Nikki was very helpful not only in clinic but in figuring out my insurance situation, as I know nothing of that world. It was a great experience and I am so thankful for my knee to not be hurting.
Thanks to Jay at Therapydia he’s gotten my ailing knee back to normal. I’m stronger than ever! He was prompt, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of PT. The knee can be a tricky area yet Jay was able to pin point problems and get me back to working shape!! I highly recommend Jay at Therapydia Portland.
How Does Bursitis Pain Occur?
Small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae act as gel gliding between bone and muscles, tendons, or skin and can become inflamed with repetitive motions. Once these sacs are inflamed, there’s more friction between the bone and the muscles moving around, making the problem worse. 10-20% of all patients with hip problems are attributed to hip bursitis. Joints of the body with higher ranges of motion typically see the most bursitis damage from repetitive use or pressure. Therefore, bursitis is more common in the shoulder, hip, knee, or the elbow.
Aching, inflamed, and painful joints can often be mistaken for arthritis. Although bursitis does result in joint pain, it’s directly caused by repetitive stress or high pressure to a specific joint.
Signs & Symptoms
Bursitis pain is normally dull but can be sharp depending on severity. Additionally, pain caused by bursitis is felt both when active and at rest with the affected areas painful to the touch. Visible swelling for bursitis is usually more common in bursae closer to the surface of the skin (i.e. elbows or kneecaps).
- Irritation, stiffness, and possible swelling
- Dull pain that can sometimes be sharp
- Painful to the touch
- Pain with or without joint movement
It’s important to seek medical care if the pain doesn’t alleviate and is consistent or even worse after rest. With more serious cases, draining the bursa to reduce swelling or antibiotics may be required if an infection is present. Attending a physical therapy program to supplement your bursitis treatment will allow for the quicker resolution of any bursitis pain and overall symptoms.
Why Physical Therapy
- Manual therapy techniques to help relieve pressure on joints surrounding bursa inflammation
- Exercises to strengthen your surrounding muscles and increase range-of-motion.
- Activity modifications to utilize the right muscles to avoid re-injury
If you participate in a job, activity, or hobby that is aggravating symptoms, it’s important to consider adjusting parts of your lifestyle to benefit your overall treatment. A physical therapist will work with you one-on-one to develop a musculoskeletal treatment regimen with mobility assessments and direct manual therapy.
About Therapydia Portland
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Portland, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of bursitis pain. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries.
Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
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