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Bursitis Pain Got You Down? Try Chiropractic Care

By Stephen R. Farris

Those aches and pains you may feel in your joints, limiting your mobility at times, may not always be a sign of arthritis. Instead, it could be bursitis. 

Bursitis occurs when the bursa -- the sac that holds fluid around your joints, sort of like a cushion that helps protect bones and tendons surrounding the joints -- becomes inflamed due to overuse.

Overuse can be caused when repeating the same motions over and over. Most often, bursitis happens in people that work in jobs such as loading boxes on a truck or working on an assembly line or any type of movement that only involves few body parts. 

While mainly associated with shoulder pain and tenderness, bursitis can also flare up in the hips, knees and elbows.

You can take over-the-counter medication to help ease the pain, but most of the time the relief from pills -- or even topical skin creams -- is only temporary. Plus it could get to the point of addiction if not careful.

There is some good news in the form of an all-natural, noninvasive, and non-addictive approach to managing pain caused from bursitis. It's called chiropractic care.

With chiropractic care, he/she can do what is termed a chiropractic adjustment to help reduce the restriction in the joint(s) that are causing you pain. When the pain is reduced, you can start to feel more mobility in the affected area.

Additional benefits you can receive with a chiropractic adjustment include:

  • Improved joint mobility and coordination
  • Pain relief (as previously mentioned)
  • Improved flexibility
  • Decreased inflammation

So the next time you start to feel pain in your joints, back, and neck, visit with your local chiropractor such as the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint has more than 500 nationwide locations and there's bound to be one near you. No appointment is necessary to see one of their licensed chiropractors.

He/she will sit down with you and find out where the pain is hurting you the most. After the initial consultation, they'll provide you with treatment options and give you an idea about how long you'll need them. 

Take time to take care of you so you'll be able to return to the active lifestyle you're accustomed to.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Lake Hills, Tex.

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