At Mission Peak Orthopaedics, we specialize in treating all kinds of orthopaedic and sports injuries. Our practice is an evolving multi-specialty clinic dedicated to musculoskeletal care. With origins in sports medicine and arthroscopy, we are a team of fellowship-trained physicians specializing in orthopaedic surgery, podiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. We are dedicated to serving our community with the most advanced and innovative care. We use a wide variety of treatments, from non-surgical to minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery with the goal of restoring you to full function. If you are suffering from joint pain and are seeking effective bursitis treatment in Fremont, MPO can help.
A common cause of joint pain is bursitis. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Some of the symptoms of bursitis are joints the feel achy or stiff, hurt more when you move it or press on it, and appear red and swollen. Don’t hesitate to seek bursitis treatment in Fremont if you have disabling joint pain, a sudden inability to move a joint, excessive swelling, redness, bruising or a rash in the affected area, a sharp or shooting pain, especially when you exercise or exert yourself, and a fever.
The most common causes of bursitis are repetitive motions or positions that put pressure on the bursae around a joint. Other causes include injury or trauma to the affected area, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and infection. Anyone can develop bursitis, but certain factors can increase your risk. Bursitis becomes more common with aging. If your work or hobby requires repetitive motion or pressure on particular bursae, your risk of developing bursitis increases. Examples include carpet laying, tile setting, gardening, painting and playing a musical instrument. Certain systemic diseases and conditions — such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes — increase your risk of developing bursitis. Being overweight can increase your risk of developing hip and knee bursitis. The initial bursitis treatment in Fremont begins with prevention. While not all types of bursitis can be prevented, you can reduce your risk and the severity of flare-ups by changing the way you do certain tasks. Treatment begins with rest and the use of proper body mechanics. Steroid injection can reduce pain and inflammation while physical therapy exercises can restore strength and function to the affected joint.