Bursitis is the irritation and inflammation of the bursa. It can take several months to heal correctly and even during that time, complications like the buildup of too much scar tissue can lead to the condition to become chronic and to last a lot longer, in some cases, even years. This is why immediate medical diagnosis and accurate treatment including chiropractic care targeting the reduction of the probability of such complications is important in the treatment of bursitis.
During the earlier stages of bursitis, it was discovered that the use of ultrasound therapy was beneficial when it comes to safely reducing swelling, together with massage therapy directed towards breaking down scar tissue safely. When the bursitis of the patient has been stabilized, joint manipulation and physiotherapy can be efficient at loosening up the affected soft tissue, bringing back flexibility and relieving pressure as well as friction over the affected bursa. At times, acupuncture, chiropractic care and nutritional support like glucosamine with MSM might likewise be recommended.