Bursitis is an inflammation of the small fluid filled sacs located throughout the body which are designed to produce synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates the joints and associated local tissues (ligaments, tendons, etc.), allowing then to glide over each other smoothly. When the bursa become inflamed, they swell up and stop producing lubrication resulting in an increase in friction in these areas and subsequent local swelling, pain and poor joint function.
Commonly patient present to Your Osteopath with associated long term postural compromise, tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) and subsequent bursitis. At Your Osteopath we have success in treating these conditions with a combination of manual therapy including needling techniques and electrotherapy and postural correction exercises to prevent future reoccurrence.