Pain in major joints like your hips or knees can indicate swelling of the bursa, or bursitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of the sacs that cushion your bones and other tissue at the joints and can interfere with daily movement, exercise, and sleep. Get expert help for bursitis at Florida StemCell MD, serving patients in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, Florida. Board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician Neel Amin, MD, offers innovative treatments to help ease your symptoms and get you moving again. Call for an evaluation or use the online tool to schedule today.
Your joints have a small sac filled with fluid called the bursa. This sac cushions and lubricates the joint, creating a pillow that sits between the bone and muscles, tendons, skin, and other moving parts.
Bursitis describes inflammation of these sacs and can cause pain and irritation when you move the joint. Bursitis most commonly develops in the hips and shoulders, but other joints can develop the condition, including the elbow and knee.
Symptoms of bursitis include:
These symptoms are sometimes mistaken for arthritis pain or a muscle strain. If you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s important to seek the help of a qualified doctor like Dr. Amin so he can accurately evaluate your pain and make a diagnosis.
Bursitis usually develops due to repetitive movement patterns. The condition usually affects older adults, but active runners and cyclists can also develop it.
Movements that can cause bursitis include:
A one-off incident, such as an automobile accident, can also cause bursitis.
Treatment for bursitis is important. If ignored and allowed to persist, the pain and motion limitations can become chronic, limiting your overall health and movement.
At Florida StemCell MD, Dr. Amin uses revolutionary treatments to reduce your bursitis pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections involve using a compound derived from your own blood to flood the affected joint with healing and growth factors. The affected tissue benefits from reduced inflammation and the production of more healthy cells.
Stem cell injections similarly induce self-healing and reduction of bursitis pain. Stem cells have the ability to turn into any cell that’s needed at a given time and help heal injuries. When injected directly into a joint with bursitis, they help ease inflammation and support healthy tissue growth.
If you have bursitis or symptoms that suggest you have the condition, call Florida StemCell MD or book an appointment online to get relief today.