Bursitis is the reaction on inflammation of a bursa, which is a small fluid-filled sac that acts as a gliding surface to minimize friction most commonly at joints.There are more than 150 various bursae sacs in our bodies, which lubricates areas between bone, tendons and muscles and move across each other.
The most problematic are places near large joints, such as elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees and hips. Bursitis causes stiffness and pain in tissues around those places, rather in joints itself.
Signs and symptoms of bursitis are:-pain in the areas of the bursa-swelling-stiffness or dull ache in areas around big joints-worsening pain with motion or pressure-loss of free motion in affected areas
Causes of bursitis are most commonly in cases when people are overusing some parts of their body in physical activities, such as extensive and prolonged sitting, running, repeating movements or uncomfortable shoes.There are some professional athletes who are more prone to this such as tennis players. Also, people at most risk are arthritics, infection and gout.
Diagnosing of bursitis is by examination by your doctor of affected areas. If necessary, additional tests will confirm the diagnosis.
Treatments for bursitis usually include:-immobilizing of affected area or joint-applying heat for chronic inflammation-applying cold in cases of acute inflammation-removal by syringe of the extra fluid from swollen bursa-massage, hydrotherapy and other physical treatments
In some cases, pain or anti-inflammatory medication can be prescribed.Bursitis usually lasts one or two weeks, and some times longer in home treatment.
There are also natural treatments for bursitis, such as homeopathic and herbal remedies, which are safe to use. Herbs such as turmeric and white willow and Boswellia have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Also substance glucosamine, which is naturally produced in body and is found in high concentrations in the joints, can be found in the market in various forms. Just remember to ensure purchase from reputable companies.
In addition, some energy drops like Detox can be useful. They promote stamina and energy levels, and may reduce the feeling of common fatigue.