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  • Writer's pictureAdam Burdick

Arthritis Or Bursitis?

Arthritis and bursitis are both painful conditions that affect the joints, however, there are some important distinctions between them.

Arthritis is an umbrella term for any condition in which joint pain or inflammation occurs due to the breakdown of cartilage and other tissues, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

Bursitis, on the other hand, is when a small fluid-filled sac (called a bursa) between muscles and bones becomes inflamed due to friction between them.

While both can be incredibly painful and have similar symptoms such as swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving joints, they have different causes and therefore require different treatment approaches.

At BURD Physical Therapy we are committed to helping those with chronic pain find relief through patient-centered care that combines evidence-based practice with expert knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions.

Our team of highly qualified therapists will work closely with you in order to develop an individualized plan based on your goals which can help you take control of your symptoms while allowing you to maintain an active lifestyle.


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