Bursitis is a common condition that can cause a lot of pain and other symptoms. In this article, we are focusing on bursitis pain. We’ll discuss some of the common causes and treatment options.
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a degenerative condition in which the bursae become inflamed. These bursae are pads or sacs filled with fluid that act as cushions between the joints in the body. Bursitis most often occurs in the arms, elbows, hips, knees, and shoulders, though it can impact any joint. Some of the symptoms of bursitis can include:
- Difficulty Moving
Treatment Options for Bursitis Pain
The first step in treating bursitis pain is to determine the underlying cause of the pain itself. Only then can you hope to successfully treat the condition. A pain management specialist can provide a full and accurate diagnosis based on a physical examination, coupled with diagnostic testing. Once you have a diagnosis narrowed down, then you can discuss treatment options with your physician. Depending on your situation and the extent of your bursitis, treatment may include injections, prescription medications, physical therapy, surgery, or other methods. Your pain doctor will be able to recommend an optimal treatment strategy based on your unique case.
St. Paul Pain Management Doctor
At Revive MD, we have been providing pain management care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area for years. Dr. Morales is a board-certified addiction and pain management physician who has the skills and experience to address your situation. No matter what type of pain you are experiencing, there are treatment options available to help you! Our team will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. Contact us today at Revive MD to set up an appointment with Dr. Morales.