Bursitis is also referred to as the “working man’s disease”. This is because it’s a disorder that occurs through repetitive motion and minor impact. The “bursa” is a sac of fluid that shields your bones and tendons around the joint to “cushion” these areas. As such, when your joint is overused and under pressure for a prolonged amount of time (due to a sports activity or work), the bursa becomes inflamed. Symptoms of this condition include:
- Tenderness of the joint.
The illness typically affects those aged 40+, and commonly occurs in an individual’s shoulders; however, it can also affect the elbows, knees, and hips. Hobbies that can bring this condition on include tennis, golf, gardening, and baseball. Those who have work that involves raking, painting, scrubbing, shoveling, and carpentry can also suffer from bursitis.
How Can Peak Performance Help?
Our team can offer relief when managing symptoms of bursitis. Regular chiropractic adjustments can provide safe and non-invasive alternatives to help with the condition.
Some health benefits that Peak Performance can offer bursitis patients include:
- Improved movement and coordination of the joints.
- Joint pain and discomfort relief.
- Enhanced flexibility.
- Decreased inflammation.