Conditions we treat include:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bursitis and Tendonitis

Fibromyalgia
Gout
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Pseudogout
Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Vasculitis

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that lie between the tendons and bones. Swelling in these areas put pressure on the surrounding structures and cause pain. There are many bursae in the body. The most common sites of bursitis include the area around the shoulder, hip and elbow.

Tendonitis is inflammation as a result of injury to a tendon. Common areas include the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Symptoms can vary from pain and localized stiffness to a burning sensation. Full improvement is seen between four to six weeks with initial improvement occurring after two to three days.

Treatment for both conditions includes rest, ice and medication to decrease the swelling. If these are not effective, a steroid injection into the area can be given. Stretching and/ or strengthening exercises should also be used to prevent weakness in the surrounding joints and muscles.

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