Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bursitis won't keep you down

Inflammation of the bursae, or bursitis, is a painful yet treatable condition. It’s one of the conditions our expert orthopedic doctors work hard to treat at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. With a full service orthopedic complex, we offer diagnostic services to pinpoint the location of your bursitis and diverse treatment options.

Bursitis can strike anywhere –– in your knees, hips, elbows or shoulders. No matter where the symptoms appear, we’re here to create a treatment plan that works best for you. Call us at (574) 534-2548 to make an appointment.

Understanding bursitis: Causes and prevention

Bursae (plural for bursa) provide cushioning for your tendons. They help keep nearby structures from rubbing against one another. When these bursae become inflamed, they can cause pain, swelling, redness, stiffness or deformity.

Overuse or repetitive motion from sports commonly causes bursitis. If you don’t let your body rest and heal before doing the motion again, this can cause inflammation and soreness.

Other common causes of bursitis include:

Your joints are meant to bend and flex, but they need time to rest or reset before starting up again. One of the best ways to prevent bursitis is to rest the joint in between exercising or repetitive movements.

You can also help prevent bursitis by:

  • Exercising the muscle surrounding the affected joint
  • Wearing any special devices prescribed by your doctor
  • Starting slowly when beginning a new workout or physical activity

Bursitis treatment at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

When bursitis interferes with your daily routine, we can help. Many factors cause bursitis, so your treatment will depend on the cause.

Along with at-home treatment, such as rest, ice packs and over-the-counter medicine, your personalized treatment plan may include:

Most people do not need surgery or advanced medical treatments to heal or prevent bursitis. If you need surgery, rest assured that our leading-edge hospitals are equipped to provide the highest quality care.

We can help you manage bursitis pain. For a plan to get back to the things you used to do, call (574) 534-2548

Providers at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are dedicated to healing bursitis in Goshen, Nappanee, and Shipshewana, IN.