What Are These Treatments? How Do They Work?
If you’ve ever suffered tendonitis from tennis or golfer’s elbow, you know it can make life’s simplest tasks a challenge. Picking up a fork or a coffee cup, turning the page on a book or opening a door can cause shooting pain. The same holds true with inflammation in the bursa sacs found around the joints in your body. That condition, known as bursitis, can leave you in perpetual pain. Fortunately, there are injections that can bring relief from both tendonitis and bursitis.
What Is Tendonitis?
A tendon is fibrous tissue that connects muscle to some other structure in the body. Most tendons link muscle to bone, but the body also has tendons that attach to the eyeball. Tendonitis is an inflammation of the thick tissue that makes up the tendon. Tendonitis may result from acute injury or may be the product of repetitive stress or motion.
What Is Bursitis?
The bursae are small sacs, filled with fluid, that serve as cushioning around your bones, muscles and tendons. The bursae sacs are generally located near your joints. You have more than 150 bursae in your body, from your elbows to your knees, from your feet to your shoulders, in your hips and even in your buttocks. When the bursae are exposed to overuse or to too much pressure, they can become inflamed, causing a condition known as bursitis. Bursitis is most often a short-term condition, seldom leading to permanent damage, but it can be extremely painful and debilitating.
What Are Tendon Sheath and Bursa Injections and How Do They Work?
These treatments are shots into either the tendon or the bursae, typically with some type of steroid to reduce inflammation. The injections typically alleviate pain and inflammation for a number of months and, with many patients, provide the relief necessary to allow the tendon or bursae to heal permanently.
Contact Core Medical Center Today
At Core Medical Center, with offices in Blue Springs, Missouri, we offer a number of effective treatments for tendonitis and bursitis, including tendon sheath and bursae injections. Contact us online or call our offices at (816)226-9957 to schedule an appointment.