Shoulders, knees and elbows are the most common joints to suffer from bursitis. Repetitive movements of these or other joints can cause bursae inflammation, or bursitis. If you have inflamed, painful major joints, you may be suffering from bursitis. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer effective bursitis treatment and excellent patient care at our medical clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
There are over 150 bursae in the body that protect bones and other components during movement. These fluid-filled sacs provide protection and cushion when ligaments, tendons and muscles slide over the bones when movement occurs. When irritation or injury to the bursae causes inflammation during repetitive movement or pressure, the affected bursa can become swollen and painful. While not all bursae are in joints, major joints are the most common place for bursitis.
Pain Relief for Swollen Joints
Continued leaning on elbows, repeated throwing motions in the shoulder or kneeling are common instigators of bursa irritation. Workplace repetition or sports injuries are often to blame for bursitis. The joint can become red and swollen, limiting mobility and causing intense joint pain.
Reducing inflammation in a swollen bursa can help relieve the pain of bursitis. Conservative treatments for mild to moderate bursitis can include icing the joint to relieve swelling and using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. If bursitis pain continues, come see our pain specialists at Ospina Medical. We offer bursitis treatment, which may include steroid or anti-inflammatory injections to relieve pressure on painful joints.
If you need relief from a swollen knee, shoulder, elbow or other joint caused by bursitis, contact our medical team at Ospina Medical. We offer advanced treatments for joint pain, including bursitis treatment at our clinic in New York City. Contact us to schedule your appointment for an exam and bursitis treatment.