There are 160 bursae in the body. Bursae are tiny fluid filled sacís that reduce the friction between tissues of the body. The major Bursae are located near the large joints, such as shoulder, elbow, hips and knees.
Bursistis is the name of the condition when the bursae sacís become inflamed. It is a common sports related injury but is also an occupational hazard.
The bursae sacís act as a shock absorber that protects the soft tissue from damage that would be caused due to friction against the hard bone. If your job involves repetitive motions over an extended period of time, the friction between the bone and bursae can cause the bursae to become inflamed.
So how do you know if you are suffering for bursistis? The common symptoms identified with bursistis are pain, swelling and tenderness. The pain comes from motion of the tissue in the affected area. If you have suffered bursistis on a recurrent occasion you can have x-rays done to find any underlying problems and to detect calcifications in the bursa.
If you are suffering from bursistis you are looking at a six week recovery period to completely get over it. With most people needing to work, this six week off period will leave you out of pocket and if your bursistis is a result of your occupation you could end up suffering from the condition recurrently, this is where Accident Consult can help you.
As specialists in no win no fee claims Accident Consult work to get you personal injury compensation without you having to pay anything.
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