Bursitis is a common medical condition that can occur when the bursae (the fluid-filled sacs) around your muscles and joints experience inflammation. This results in symptoms like tenderness, pain, and swelling - all of which can drastically reduce mobility and impair your quality of life.
At Gramercy Pain Center, we believe that treating conditions like bursitis need to be done in a way where the patient’s body doesn’t experience more stress. No matter the type of bursitis that you experience, we have the conservative treatment options that you need to relieve the symptoms and put you well on the road to recovery.
One reason why bursitis often needs medical intervention is that inflamed bursa can occur anywhere, which often results in acute bursitis pain at the affected joint. Our bursitis specialist at Gramercy Pain Center can help you with a quick diagnosis of your condition for immediate and effective treatment.
Some common types of bursitis include:
Shoulder bursitis usually occurs when too much pressure is put on the shoulder joint, usually because of repetitive movements. A common symptom to watch out for is acute pain when your weight is put on one side, usually when you sleep or lie down.
Hip bursitis may refer to the inflammation of the iliopsoas bursa or the greater trochanter, which radiates pain around the hip and towards the groin. This type of bursitis manifests in acute and sharp hip pain at first and then may dull towards a chronic ache soon after the initial injury.
Because of the positioning of the elbow joint, any impact on it can lead to elbow bursitis. Typically, people who experience this condition tend to have occupations or do sports that strain their elbow joint, which puts too much pressure on the bursa.
Also known as knee bursitis, prepatellar bursitis happens when the bursa in front of your knee swells. This commonly affects people who have professions that require them to put pressure on their knees for long periods, or for individuals who have gotten into traumatic accidents.
Given the many different causes of bursitis, Gramercy Pain Center recommends looking for a bursitis specialist when you start experiencing prolonged joint pain. Additionally, you should also look for a specialist when you experience the following:
Gramercy Pain Center believes in an integrated approach to helping our patients with bursitis and its symptoms. With our team of board-certified physicians, we can help you with a personalized treatment plan to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
Additionally, we also have other techniques and procedures that we can use to improve the results of your bursitis treatment. Our bursitis specialist can walk you through these procedures, as they're all minimally invasive and can help support the outcome of your primary treatments.
Even after the symptoms of your bursitis goes away, there's always the risk that you can have bursitis again. That's why we also specialize in long-term risk management and pain management options so you can continue with your normal activities without worrying about potential injuries.
A: Some mild cases of bursitis can resolve within a few days of the symptoms manifesting, but it's important to still get yourself checked by a bursitis specialist to avoid any severe complications. Because bursitis may re-occur depending on your risk factors, it's best to have regular consultations.
A: The body contains plenty of different bursae, so while it's possible to relieve the symptoms of one type of bursitis, it's also possible to develop another type depending on your risk factors. Our bursitis specialist Gramercy Pain Center can diagnose and treat you depending on the exact type of bursitis you have.
A: While a bursitis specialist might be your best option to manage the immediate symptoms of bursitis, other specialists like an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist, and physical therapist can also help you with long-term treatment plans for your condition.
At Gramercy Pain Center, we believe in pain management solutions that not only relieve symptoms but also help with the underlying cause. While painful, management of bursitis can be quick and effective with the right anti-inflammatory medications, conservative care, and expert oversight. Contact us now or schedule an appointment online to know how we can help improve your lifestyle.