Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Bursitis is the swelling and irritation of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a muscles, tendons, and joints.
Bursitis is often a result of overuse. It can be caused by a change in activity level, such as training for a marathon or by being overweight.
Bursitis can also be caused by trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be found.
Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.
Joint pain and tenderness when you press around the joint
Stiffness and aching when you move the affected joint
Swelling, warmth or redness over the joint
Your doctor will talk to you about strategies to help you resume your normal activity.
Tips to relieve bursitis pain:
Use ice 3 – 4 times a day for the first 2 or 3 days.
Cover the painful area with a towel, and place the ice on it for 15 minutes. Do not fall asleep while applying the ice. with the ice on. You can get frostbite if you leave it on too long.
When sleeping, do not lie on the side that has bursitis.
For bursitis around the hips, knees, or ankle:
While experiencing bursitis. try not to stand for long periods of time.
When you are standing, stand on a soft, cushioned surface. Stand with an equal amount of weight on each leg.
Placing a pillow between your knees when lying on your side can help decrease your pain.
Flat shoes that are cushioned and comfortable often help.
If you are overweight, losing weight may also be helpful.
You should avoid activities that involve repetitive movements of any body part whenever possible.
You can couple device therapy with additional treatments, including:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen
You can do exercises in the convenience of your own home to strengthen and maintian joint mobility as the pain relieves over the use of your Magic Massage Pro.
This also helps to remove fluid from the bursa and getting a shot of corticosteroids”
Treatment of knee area:
Choose mode 1 to massage for 40 minutes and choose mode 3 to knock for 40 minutes; twice to three times daily.
Patients who have joint conglomeration should consider strength therapy.
Please restrain from hyperactivity or hyper-extending the knee to avoid further injury while recovering.