Metro Pain Centers: Your Bursitis Specialists and Pain Management Experts

Minimize Your Joint Pains from Bursitis with Metro Pain Centers

Book Appointment Today

Comprehensive Pain Management Plans for Bursitis at Metro Pain Centers

Joint pain can come from a number of sources. When it comes to bursitis, it’s the part that’s supposed to protect your joints that ends up causing pain. There are a number of causes for bursa inflammation, and it’s important to know what type of bursitis you’re dealing with before coming up with a solid treatment plan to manage the pain.

At Metro Pain Centers, our team of bursitis specialists and pain management experts can help you navigate treating your bursitis. For chronic conditions, this also means managing the pain to minimize its effect on your lifestyle.

If you’re experiencing joint pain and symptoms of bursitis, contact Metro Pain Centers for a consultation. We can give you the answers you seek for living with bursitis, using a pain management plan customized to your condition.

Understanding Bursitis

Your joints have fluid-filled sacs called bursae which lubricate the area where your tendons, skin, soft tissue, and muscles meet bones. When functioning correctly, your bursae is responsible for reducing friction. But when a bursa takes damage from injuries, joint overuse, bacterial infections, poor posture, prolonged walking, or even other medical conditions like gout, it can trigger inflammation.

Bursitis can cause pain and discomfort to the affected joint. There are different types of bursitis, each with its own causes and effects, including:

  • Prepatellar bursitis – patella (kneecap) bursitis, can be acute or chronic.
  • Olecranon bursitis – elbow bursitis, usually chronic.
  • Trochanteric bursitis – hip bursitis, can appear alongside arthritis. The hip joint can also develop iliopsoas bursa in the front area of the hips.
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis – heel bursitis, can be acute or chronic.

Knee and elbow bursitis can make it difficult to bend your limbs, while hip and heel bursitis can make it difficult to walk. Trochanteric bursitis can also cause severe hip pain when moving. While there’s no cure for bursitis, there are steps you can take to manage your condition; to relieve your pain and prevent painful episodes.

Find Your Best Vein Solution Today

Living with unwanted veins is a thing of the past, when you can simply schedule a free consultation with Vein Center Doctor and find your ideal solution today.

Free Consultation

How to Treat Bursitis Pain

Doctors typically require physical exams and laboratory tests like an x-ray and ultrasound to confirm you have bursitis. If your bursitis was caused by a bacterial infection, you’ll most likely need to take antibiotics.

At Metro Pain Centers, we can devise a custom treatment plan that can help relieve bursitis while seeking treatment for it. This can include:

  • Needle aspiration
  • Home remedies like over-the-counter pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medications, and ice packs
  • Corticosteroid injections (if there is no infection)
  • At-home exercises (or in rare cases, physical therapy sessions)
  • Sports medicine treatment

Why You Need a Bursitis Specialist’s Help

There are various types of bursitis, and how they can affect your lifestyle can ultimately vary. Some types of bursitis can improve with treatment, while other patients go on to experience chronic bursitis. There’s no one solution for bursitis, so it’s important to have a treatment plan tailored to your situation.

At Metro Pain Centers, you can have a custom treatment plan made by a team of bursitis specialists and pain management experts. We know the common triggers of pain you’re likely to face, and we want to minimize the effects bursitis has on how you live your best life.

Preventive Treatment for Bursitis

Some types of bursitis aren’t preventable, but you can take preventive steps to reduce the risk of severe flare-ups. Aside from treating the symptoms and managing the pain of bursitis, some of the practices and lifestyle changes you can use include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle to avoid excess stress on your joints
  • Practicing proper standing and sitting posture
  • Doing proper warm-ups and stretching techniques before sports and workouts
  • Avoiding repetitive tasks
  • Using proper sports gear like knee and elbow pads to reduce the risk of injury

FAQs About Bursitis

Q: What is the outlook for people with bursitis?

A: For some people, your condition can improve with treatment. Other patients may develop chronic bursitis that can be triggered through certain activities or practices. If you suspect you have bursitis, it’s important to have it diagnosed immediately so you can seek treatment before it worsens.

Q: Can bursitis be caused by an underlying medical condition?

A: Some chronic medical problems can cause you to develop bursitis. For example, people with gout can develop small nodules in the joints that can trigger inflammation on the bursa. Other medical conditions that can trigger bursitis include rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and obesity.

Q: Is surgical treatment an option for bursitis?

A: Non-invasive conservative treatment options are recommended first, while surgery is usually a last resort. But if common treatments don’t improve your condition after 6 months to a year, your bursitis specialist may recommend invasive treatments like joint replacement surgery to repair your bursae and relieve pressure in the area.

Live at Your Own Pace with Metro Pain Centers

Joints are responsible for a lot of your daily movement, and bursitis in one joint can affect your lifestyle. We can help you manage the pain and take preventive measures to help you adjust to your condition and minimize the effects chronic bursitis can have in your life.

At Metro Pain Centers, we take steps to help you overcome and move forward with your condition. Consult with one of our qualified bursitis specialists and contact us today for a custom pain management plan.

Your First Step to Being Vein Pain Free

Find exactly what you need to get rid of your vein-related problems. Dr. Sood and the rest of our team at Vein Center Doctor are ready to help: schedule your free consultation today.