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What is Tendonitis
Tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy. Generally tendinitis is referred to by the body part involved, such as Achilles tendinitis (affecting the Achilles tendon), or patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee, affecting the patellar tendon).
What is Bursitis
Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae are located at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.
How it Happens
Bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive movement and excessive pressure. Elbows and knees are the most commonly affected. Although infrequent, scoliosis might cause bursitis of the shoulders; however, shoulder bursitis is more commonly caused by overuse of the shoulder joint and related muscles. Traumatic injury is another cause of bursitis. The inflammation irritates because the bursae no longer fits in the original small area between the bone and the functionary muscle or tendon. When the bone increases pressure upon the bursae, bursitis results.
Questions to be Answered on Your First Visit
-Is it your biomechanics of affected and surrounding areas?
- Is it the fascia, muscles, ligaments or bursae?
-Is it the way you are moving, what muscles are tight, weak, or limiting your movement?
- Is it stable and safe to exercise?
-Are there exercises or things YOU can do to feel better?
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No Drugs, No Surgery, No Night Splints, No Cortizone Shots