Bursitis is an inflammation or irritation of the purse (small sacs between the bone and other moving parts, such as skin, muscles and tendons).


Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the tendon (thick fibrous cords that connect the muscles to the bone).


The symptoms of bursitis and tendinitis are similar and include inflamed soft tissues that mimic the symptoms of joint pain.

In the case of bursitis there is a typical analgesic position which is: elbow bent at 90 ° and glued to the body.

Bursitis and tendonitis are both, these inflammatory processes so there are nocturnal awakenings, the joint being at rest.


Bursitis and tendonitis do not cause deformity, but may limit movement.


The diagnosis of tendonitis is quite simple because the pain is reproduced on tendon palpation, stretching and counter-resistance.


Common causes of tendinitis and bursitis include, injury or over-use and are observed in people who have poor posture or are not in good physical condition.


A chiropractor can help alleviate the problem by correcting the position of the joint, but also by working on all soft tissues with techniques such as ART, Graston, RPI ... to break the muscle adhesion. These methods have been proven to be an effective way to treat these disorders.

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