Bursitis Pain Causing You Sleepless Nights? Are you Restricted By Inflammation and Swelling?
What Is Bursitis?
Bursitis is inflammation of the small, protective sacs, called bursae, found between two neighbouring structures such as muscles, tendons and bones.
A bursa decreases friction by assisting movement of the tendon over a bony surface. Although bursae are located outside the joint itself, inflammation in these soft tissues can be mistaken for arthritis. However, strictly speaking, arthritis involves inflammation within the joints, while bursitis is defined as the inflammation outside the joint. While bursitis does not cause joint deformity it causes pain and restricts movement.
Our bodies contain many bursae, however, the shoulder, elbow, knee and heel are most commonly affected by bursitis. The most common causes are injury, repeated pressure or overuse. Health disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes may also lead to the development of bursitis.
What Are The Symptoms Of Bursitis?
The symptoms of bursitis may include localised pain, particularly at night, swelling, increased warmth, stiffness and redness of the skin. Excessive warmth, redness, pain and swelling in the affected areas can indicate infection.
The inflammation and swelling associated with bursitis can strike quickly, within hours or days. When caused by an injury, bursitis will usually lessen after several days or weeks. However, if bursitis is caused by excessive or constant use, the inflammation may continue until the injured part is allowed to rest.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
If you suffer with pain in your shoulder it may not be bursitis. It may be a rotator cuff injury. Your rotator cuff is made up of the various muscles and tendons in your shoulder. In fact, it is this group of muscles and tendons which connect your upper arm bone to your shoulder blade and hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket.
A rotator cuff injury includes irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles and tendons. The causes of a rotator cuff injury usually include a fall, lifting objects and repetitive arm activities, such as throwing a ball or lifting heavy items onto overhead shelves.
Generally, if you suffer with a rotator cuff injury you can help it to heal with the simple self-care measures of rest and soothing, thermal therapy with Thermomedic therapy vest.
What Safe Effective Treatments Will Help Relieve Bursitis Pain?
Treatment, depending upon the cause of the bursitis, aims to alleviate the symptoms and assist the healing process. Traditionally these may include prescription drugs and intensive physiotherapy. Medication and injections of corticosteroids can also be prescribed. The side effects from these medications can, however, exacerbate the distress caused by the bursitis itself. For this reason, many sufferers of bursitis seek natural, non-toxic far infrared therapy from Thermomedic to effectively relieve their pain and inflammation.
How Can Thermomedic Therapy Garments Help Me?
Our body has a complex and efficient set of mechanisms to assure the adequate flow of blood through-out the body. If disturbed by the pain and inflammation of bursitis, these processes may be restored or relieved by the use of effective therapeutic thermal and compressive devices by THERMOMEDIC Therapy Garments. Specially designed to be easy and comfortable to wear while imparting soothing support to affected areas, these therapy garments are safe, natural and affordable.
They work particularly well as an adjunct to support prescribed medical treatments by enhancing your body's natural recuperative ability.
Thermomedic thermal therapy gloves, elbow braces, socks and far infrared therapy vests can help provide a non-invasive and safe treatment for bursitis, since correct posture and joint protection is essential for recovery. Further, Thermomedic Therapy Garments provide soothing comfort to affected areas when rest is required.
Thermomedic compression braces can help decrease the stress on the affected area and provide correct ergonomic alignment to assist healing.
How Do Thermomedic Therapy Garments Work?
Thermomedic Therapy Garments use the scientific principles of far infrared thermal energy to assist with the relief of pain and discomfort associated with bursitis. Following an acute attack it is important to consider how recurrences can be prevented and Thermomedic Therapy Garments can assist to prevent repeat injuries by stabilizing joints, providing compressive support while reducing inflammation and swelling.
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