Are you looking for a top-notch bursitis chiropractor in Florida? If you're troubled by the painful, sometimes debilitating symptoms of bursitis, chiropractic care may be a non-invasive solution. The friendly professionals at Stumpff Chiropractic are happy to answer your questions regarding bursitis treatment in Plantation.
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects small, fluid-filled sacs throughout your body. These sacs, called bursae, become inflamed. As a result, they thicken and swell, causing that painful twinge you sometimes feel in your hip or knee.
While you have around 140 bursae all over your body, bursitis most commonly occurs in several areas, including:
This condition is often caused by repetitive movement, or overuse of the joint, throughout the course of the day. For example, if you regularly play tennis, hike, paint, or play golf, you may be more at risk of developing bursitis.
The Symptoms of Bursitis
The most common symptom of bursitis is pain. However, you may notice other symptoms as well. They include:
- Joint stiffness -- Joint seems to "freeze up" or is difficult to move.
- Tenderness -- Area feels painful to the touch.
- Reduced range of motion -- Pain prevents you from fully extending or rotating your arm, leg, or foot.
- Swelling -- Area appears inflated or puffy.
- Redness -- The painful area turns bright red.
- Area feels hot to the touch -- The area feels warmer than the rest of your body.
If your redness and warmth is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever or malaise, this may be a sign the bursa has become infected, and medical attention is needed. Bursitis treatment in Plantation, FL, may be able to help prevent this type of severe flare-up.
What Causes Bursitis?
Bursitis may be caused by repetitive movement, by not stretching before exercising, or by other conditions such as arthritis or gout. It often happens to people over the age of 40 as the tendons become less elastic. Instead of stretching as they once did, they now tear. These tears can place undue stress on the bursae, causing them to become swollen and inflamed.
Some occupations may put you more at risk of developing bursitis. For instance, if you're a house painter or construction worker, you may be more susceptible. Hobbies like volleyball and gardening may contribute, too. Or if you frequently lean on your elbows while at your computer, or if you bump your knee painfully against your desk, bursitis may develop.
How Stumpff Chiropractic Can Help You
Stumpff Chiropractic, in Florida, provides top-level bursitis treatment in Plantation. Gentle manipulation of joints and massage of soft tissue can speed the healing process, alleviating inflammation as a result. And through a range of treatments, such as the application of hot or cold compresses, at-home exercises, or stretching, our chiropractic team can get you back to your normal routine in no time. We can even teach you how to prevent flare-ups in the future.
Some of the treatments we may use to provide short-term pain relief for bursitis include:
- Extremity adjusting
- Gonstead technique
- Light force mobilization
All are non-invasive, natural methods of relieving pain and reducing symptoms such as stiffness and swelling. Our bursitis chiropractor can help you recover your range of motion, so you can resume those daily activities you love.
Meet Dr. Stumpff
Dr. Stumpff is a nationally board-certified and licensed chiropractor, who owns and operates Stumpff Chiropractic in Plantation, FL. He is a former recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award, presented by the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida, and holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Stumpff discovered the magic of chiropractic care at a young age, through treatment he sought to ease symptoms of a knee condition. Thanks to routine chiropractic treatments, he was able to maintain the active lifestyle he loved. Today, his mission is to help others find that same satisfaction.
Contact Stumpff Chiropractic Today
There's no need to suffer from the pain and discomfort of bursitis, Plantation offers a solution in the form of Stumpff Chiropractic. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our bursitis chiropractor, and discover the pain-free world of chiropractic care -- short-term pain relief to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.