Sunday, June 25, 2017

You can also have bursitis show up

If you are having pain in your knees try wearing knee pads when you are working in a kneeling position. Make sure to use a foot stool instead on applying pressure to your knees. When you have bursitis pain in your elbows and you read with your elbows supporting the weight of the book use a book hold to hold up the book. Another thing to do is rest the area and apply ice for twenty minutes. If you don't have a ice pack use frozen peas or corn. After a few days of ice you can use a heating pad for twenty minutes on the area to increase blood flow to the joints and bursa sac.
After you have relieved the pain go ahead and exercise the area with stretching and moving the area through a full range of motion. If its in your arm you can swing your arms in a clockwise and counter clockwise circle motions slowly at first. If you have had bursitis in your should area you can do some simple movements. Crawl your hand up the wall like a spider with slow controlled movements. If you have someone massage the area this will help promote the blood flow  You can also take two regular strength aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce the swelling until you can return to regular movements without pain. You can also take Advil or Ibuprofen which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug these will help with the pain and inflamation.