Tendonitis and bursitis
Bursa: A small fluid filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and tendons and/or muscles around a joint. Bursitis is a common condition where one of these fluid filled sacs becomes inflamed. Common areas for bursitis are the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. Overuse or injury to the joint at work or play increases a person’s risk of bursitis. Examples of high risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, and painting. Tennis, golf, skiing, throwing and pitching also increase your risk of developing bursitis. Poor posture and poor stretching before exercising can also lead to bursitis.
Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Common areas of tendonitis include the elbow (golfers elbow and tennis elbow), patellar tendon (knee), achilles tendon (ankle), as well as shoulder rotator cuff musculature. Performing specific repetitive movements over time (usually due to employment or sports) as well as getting older increases
the likelihood of developing bursitis and tendonitis. Our Rego Park physical therapists are here to help diagnose your particular condition and teach you how to avoid future re-occurrence. Call now 718-730-9040 Our therapists are here to help with all of your healthcare needs.