Bursitis services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Bursitis is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team can offer treatments to treat your bursitis. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Bursitis Q & A

What is bursitis?

A bursa is a type of tissue, found throughout the body, that decreases friction as two structures move past each other when we move (for example, a tendon moving over a bone). Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Bursitis can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating sprains to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of bursitis?

Bursitis may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility

If you develop a bursitis that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause bursitis?

Bursitis is typically caused by repetitive movement/overuse in an area where a bursa is located which causes it to become inflamed. In some cases, bursitis can also be due to a direct trauma to an area over a bursitis. 

How does my doctor diagnose bursitis?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses bursitis after a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests, such as x-rays, in-office ultrasound, MRI or other testing.

How is bursitis treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating bursitis. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, supplements, medications, or modifying your activities for a period of time. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Additional treatment options include injury-specific exercise programs, physical therapy, medication prescriptions, injections, fluid drainage, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your bursitis today.