Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursa sacs in the body. The bursa are located at points where muscles and tendons, slide across bone such as at the shoulder and hip. Healthy bursa create a smooth, almost frictionless gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement becomes difficult and painful. Continued, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.
The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip, but you can also have bursitis in your knee, heel and the base of your big toe. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion.
Can MLS Laser Therapy Help?
Laser therapy helps by penetrating deep into this tissue to aid reduction of swelling and restoration of normal function. Many patients will experience significant pain relief after just one treatment. The number of treatments required is mostly dependent on the amount of swelling in the joint and other factors.