Bursitis is a repetitive stress condition that can cause serious pain and decreased mobility in patients. This physical therapy education article is all about bursitis. We’ll discuss its causes, symptoms, and treatments – with a specific eye on physical therapy.
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a painful condition caused by an inflammation of the bursa – fluid-filled sacs that help decrease friction between bones, muscles, and tendons. Bursitis is a repetitive stress injury, meaning it’s most often caused by repeat motions that cause damage over time – though it can also be caused by acute injury.
When to Consider Physical Therapy
Bursitis causes pain that prevents movement. Shoulder bursitis can make it difficult to swing a golf club or tennis racquet. Bursitis in the knee or ankle can make it difficult to walk.
A physical therapy expert can work with you to address your bursitis symptoms and develop a strategic exercise plan for reducing related pain. In some cases, this will entail simply changing up your stretching or conditioning routine, while other patients may need to alter their workout routine.
Twin Cities Physical Therapy Specialists
At OrthoRehab Specialists, physical therapy is our primary focus. With nearly thirty years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area, our physical therapists have the knowledge and expertise to provide unparalleled rehabilitation care – no matter what your situation. Through our decades of experience, we have developed long-term relationships with hundreds of local physicians and surgeons who routinely send their patients over to us for continued care. In addition to that, we offer direct access to physical therapy care in Minnesota for those patients who do not have referrals or prescriptions. Contact us today at our Edina or Minneapolis physical therapy clinics to set up your appointment and start regaining your mobility!