Bursitis & Tendonitis
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sac that acts as a protective cushion between moving structures, for example, between bones, muscles, or tendons. However, when a bursa is inflamed, it becomes very painful, even during rest.
Tendons are cord-like structures that attach tendon to bone. Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse. Tendonitis can become a chronic condition if left untreated, so it’s important to get it treated early.
WHAT IS BURSITIS & TENDONITIS AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
Most often, tendonitis or bursitis involves the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Onset of pain can be sudden and the pain it causes may be quite severe and can occur suddenly. For example, someone may always sleep on their side. However, one night they cannot sleep on their side because their hip is too painful. A possible cause for that could be bursitis.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BURSITIS & TENDONITIS?
Because both bursitis and tendonitis are inflammatory conditions, immediate treatment usually includes RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Anti-inflammatory medications may also provide some relief. However, in some cases, bracing, physical therapy, or surgery are needed to provide relief.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury