Entries in bursitis (3)

Monday
Jan142019

Bursitis

What is a Bursa?

A bursa is a bag of lubricant which provides a low-friction, slippery and smooth interfaces between two tissues in your body eg a tendon and a bone.

Bursae are found throughout your body, where muscles and tendons glide over bones. You have more than 150 bursae in your body. Without your bursa between these surfaces, your movements would be painful due to friction. Much like the pain associated with bursitis.

What Causes Bursitis?

Your bursa can be injured via direct trauma, or more commonly via repeated irritation.

During painful bursitis, your bursa loses its painless and low-friction gliding capabilities. The added bulk of the swollen bursa causes more friction within an already confined space.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Hip Disorders: Osteoarthritis & Bursitis 

Our hip joints allow us to do an amazing number of things – walk on two legs, pivot, squat, even kick a ball. It is an engineering marvel to combine the stability required to balance the weight of the torso over a structure the size of a golf ball, with the substantial degree of mobility available. The high demands on the hip joints can, however, take their toll over a lifetime.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Hip Disorders: Osteoarthritis & Bursitis

Our hip joints allow us to do an amazing number of things – walk on two
legs, pivot, squat, even kick a ball. It is an engineering marvel to
combine the stability required to balance the weight of the torso over a
structure the size of a golf ball, with the substantial degree of mobility
available. The high demands on the hip joints can, however, take their
toll over a lifetime.

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