Treatments for Bursitis
No matter what triggers your bursitis, we have the expertise and pain-relief answers you need. At Spectrum Health, our joint pain specialists have focused additional education on becoming leaders in treating joint conditions like bursitis. We research the newest medicines, surgical techniques and technology. Then we learn more about you. We balance your information and preferences with proven treatments and techniques.
We share your goal of pain-free movement. It's what you've trusted us to do. Learn more about how we treat bursitis here.
Treatments We Provide
For severe, unrelenting bursitis, surgery can help to smooth and release tension around the bursa. Bursa are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion between bone and moving parts such as muscles and ligaments.
Corticosteroids that are injected have a higher potency than oral anti-inflammatory medications. That means they have more potential to give you greater relief from pain.
There are many wraps, splints and braces that may help isolate and protect your toe from pain while walking. Open or wide-toed shoes can help, too. Your doctor can prescribe or recommend the best kind for you.
Often physical therapy is part of your post-surgery recovery plan. However, physical therapy is used to prevent and relieve pain from many conditions, whether neurological or sports-related. Work with our physical therapists to restore strength and your healthy lifestyle.