Bursitis, a painful condition involving the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that serve to cushion the bones, muscles, and tendons near joints, is a form of joint pain related to arthritis that affects 15 million people in the United States. Bursitis occurs when bursae get inflamed, usually occurring in the hip, shoulder, and elbow. Sometimes it can even occur in the knee, heel, and big toe – essentially any joint that goes through frequent and repetitive motions.
Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motions, but it can also result from bad posture, poor walking habits, stress on soft tissue, bruises, and infected cuts, and metabolic conditions like diabetes.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, bursitis is often mistaken for arthritis because the pain does occur near a joint. It leads to swelling, tenderness, and pain around the joint, making it particularly difficult to experience a full range of motion. The pain of bursitis can come on suddenly, lasting for days, but usually getting better with treatment, self-care or rest.
Typical treatment for bursitis includes splints and braces, OTC medications, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. In serious cases where the above treatments don’t improve the condition within six months to a year, surgery is a last resort.
There is another alternative before surgery to try, and that is regenerative medicine.
Minimally-Invasive Solution For Bursitis Pain
Designed to provide pain relief as well as accelerated recovery for bursitis, regenerative medicine is a non-surgical, non-opioid treatment that reduces inflammation and pain associated with this condition. Featuring faster recovery times and reduced reliance on addictive medication, regenerative medicine uses your body’s own natural resources to heal itself.
Stem cells, for example, can be harvested from your bone marrow, then injected into the affected area to promote the natural healing process.
It’s a painless, straightforward process involving the injection of cells at the injury site to produce the most focused benefit. The process will naturally reduce the inflammation of the bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs that act as cushioning and gliding surfaces to reduce friction.
This minimally invasive process can be done right in a doctor’s office or surgery center as an outpatient procedure, with no expensive or unnecessary surgeries and no addictive pain medication. The stem cells encourage the damaged tissue to regrow and heal while reducing inflammation and supporting joints.
After a few weeks, you will start to feel a decrease in symptoms as the healing advances and can enjoy a return to your daily activities and active lifestyle.
Contact Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine
If you suffer from bursitis and are interested to learn how regenerative medicine could help ease the discomfort, call us at (24) 216-1008. We can go over the process in detail when you come in for a consultation, so schedule yours today!