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How to Treat Bursitis
by Ian Brown
A bursa is a small, pad-like sac that is lined with fluid. They are found in connective tissue around joints. The purpose of a bursa is to decrease friction between structures where there is a high degree of friction present. Bursitis is usually present due to a secondary injury. Bursitis will occur following a fracture, dislocation or tendonitis. Bursitis will also be present from previous injury, muscular imbalances or repetitive movements, such as racquet sports, factory work and computer work. With acute bursitis you will feel an intense, constant, pain around the bursa, which will be around a joint. Range of motion will be very limited and inflammation will be present. If not treated, symptoms will last approximately ten days, becoming a dull ache, and fade within four to six weeks. In a chronic stage, the onset is gradual and may last for years. There will always be a discomfort in the joint, with pain being felt at the end of your full range of motion due to compression of the bursa.
To treat acute bursitis, it will almost be the same as usual. RICE without the "C". Rest, ice and elevation, but no compression. This will be continued for the first 48-72 hours. Avoid any compression of the bursa when putting ice on the injured area. Small movements of the joint may be performed with very limited discomfort being felt. After 72 hours, if the pain has been eliminated, lukewarm towels may be used around the area to he...