Is Bursitis the Cause of Your Pain

Has the swelling of your joints made it difficult to move? Is the sudden loss of movement keeping you from completing simple daily tasks? These may be sings of bursitis. This condition occurs when the bursa, or the sacks of fluid that sit between the joints, muscles and tendons, become swollen. At Total Pain Care, we understand how important it is to prevent bursitis and know that the right treatment for this condition is the key to your improved health.

Prevention is Key

Of the 160 bursae found in the body that are commonly exposed to aggressive or frequent movements, the most commonly injured are in the elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, hips and thighs. There are several steps you can take to prevent this condition:

  • Protect any vulnerable body parts with pads or braces
  • Take breaks when making repetitive movements
  • Warm up and stretch before physical activity
  • Strengthen your muscles

Comprehensive Pain Management

Identifying the symptoms of bursitis is the first step in the journey to better health. Some of the most common signs generally include:

  • Pain that intensifies with movement
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Lack of mobility

If you believe bursitis is the cause of your or a loved one’s pain, the pain management specialists of Total Pain Care are here to make a difference in your life.

Evaluation and Treatment

Our board-certified healthcare professionals will evaluate your injury to create a custom-made pain management plan that will move at your pace. It’s time to get you back to the pain-free life you deserve. Contact our location in New Jersey to schedule a consultation to diagnose your condition today.

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  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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