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1. What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation within a bursa sac. Bursa sacs occur all over the body and are filled with fluid that helps ease rubbing and friction between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. It most commonly occurs in adults over the age of 40 and affects major joints like the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
Pain is the most common symptom of bursitis. This pain may build up slowly or be sudden and severe. Joints may also feel stiff, swollen, and red. Note: Seek immediate medical attention if you experience a fever (over 102), swelling, redness and warmth in the area, general illness or more than one area that hurts, or trouble moving the affected joint as these could be signs of an infection or another more serious problem
Bursitis is usually caused by repeated pressure on an area or by using a joint too much. High-risk activities generally focus on repetitive movements, some examples of these may be gardening, painting, and scrubbing, as well as certain sports such as tennis, golf, or skiing. Bursitis can also be caused by sitting or standing the wrong way for a long time at work or home, or by not stretching enough before you exercise. Sudden injury can also sometimes cause bursitis.
|Elbow||Shoulder||Hip or thigh|
|Buttocks||Knee||Achilles tendon or heel|
General: The R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method is a simple self-care technique that helps reduce swelling, ease pain, and speed up healing.
- Rest: Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. As soon as you’re hurt, stop your activity, and rest as much as possible for the first 2 days
- Ice: Apply an ice pack for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury.
- Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines
- Compression: Wrap the affected area with an elastic medical bandage to prevent swelling. You want it to be snug but not too tight.
- Elevation: This means raising the sore body part above the level of your heart. Doing so reduces pain, throbbing, and swelling. The CDC recommends you keep the injured area raised whenever possible, even when you’re not icing it.
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- Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed into the affected and inflamed bursa at a million vibrations per second.
- The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers causing the soft tissue to vibrate. This produces increased blood flow to the area to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation and thereby relieve pain.
- Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing. Regular ultrasound therapy on your bursitis relieves pain and speeds the healing process.
- Ultrasound is a drug free and proven modality.
How to use your Sonic Relief to treat Bursitis:
- Apply a quarter size dollop of ultrasound gel on the area of pain
- Turn on the Sonic Relief device to the “high” setting.
- Apply the sound head directly over the gel, pointing the soundhead to direct the sound waves into the affected joint.
- Move in a small, circular motion no wider than 3 – 4 inches.
- Add more gel if the gel begins to dry out.
- Sonic Relief will shut off after 10 minutes at which time the treatment is complete.
- Wipe the gel from skin and the sound head with a soft cloth or paper towel.
- You may treat multiple areas one after the other – ie, right hip, followed by knee – as needed.
- Treat each area up to 3 times per day for 2 weeks. Then treat as needed.
- Good idea: keep your Sonic Relief by your bedside. Do your treatment before you go to sleep for a chance at a pain free night. Then first thing in the morning to start the day off right. Then try to get a 3rd treatment in during the day – either before or after an activity that generally exacerbates your pain (before exercise, or gardening, or long drives).
An amazing tool for those of us in pain:
I purchased this product to treat my knees. Recently I had a bursitis attack in my left leg that became inflamed to the point that I could not walk. The pain was horrible. I did not want to go to the doctor because I knew it would mean a cortisone shot in the knee and I’m not convinced that is the way to go. As soon as I got my Sonic Relief, I began giving both knees 3 treatments a day around the bursae areas and in the joints. The relief from pain was amazing. My husband is shocked that I stood up straight (not bent over as before) and slowly walked in a somewhat normal gait after only one day of treatment. I am so happy that I found your sonic relief device. I think it is an amazing tool for those of us in pain