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Napa: (707) 377-1007

Benicia: (707) 377-1005

Sonoma: (707) 940-1001

PATIENT
PORTAL
BOOK
ONLINE

Federal Small Business Codes


CAGE: 9HRG0
UEI: GU39U1Q3V8S1
CA Small Business Supplier: ID#0000187127
Cert ID: 2030501
National Minority Business ID: WR07769

Health and Wellness

Bursitis Treatment

In Napa, Sonoma and Benicia

Bursitis Pain Relief

You might have bursitis if you have pain, stiffness, or swelling around a joint like your shoulder, elbow, or hip. Bursitis can also happen near your knee, heel, or big toe. This condition often comes from doing the same action a lot at work, during sports or during a hobby. If moving the joint or pressing on it hurts more, and it looks swollen or red, these could be signs of bursitis.

Bursitis occurs when the small, fluid-filled pads in your joints, called bursae, get inflamed. This causes pain, stiffness, and swelling which makes it uncomfortable to move or press on the joint or do your job.

At Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa, Sonoma, and Benicia we’ll provide treatment to reduce bursitis pain and help you recover and feel better. We take most insurance plans including Kaiser and can usually see you on the same day. We offer easy online appointments for both in-person and telehealth visits, but you can also just come on in without an appointment and we’ll see you as soon as possible.

Diagram of Types of Bursitis

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Making Bursitis Treatment Easy

  • Hard to find time to come in to a clinic? Start with a doctor video visit from home. You can always follow-up in person.
  • We don’t require appointments (although we encourage you to make one if possible.)
  • We take most insurance plans – even Medicare and Kaiser!
  • We are an occupational health provider and accept most worker’s compensation insurance plans.
  • We’re open on weekends in Napa and Benicia.
  • We generally have short wait times.
  • Our patients love us! Check out our reviews.
  • The Urgent Care clinics are managed by Dr. Ian Ahwah, a local emergency medicine doctor who has 25 years of clinical experience.
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What is bursitis?
Bursitis occurs when the tiny sacs called bursae, which cushion joints, become swollen and painful. These sacs reduce friction between bones, tendons, and muscles. However, they can cause discomfort when they become inflamed.
What causes bursitis?

Bursitis can affect joints. Activities that involve a lot of kneeling, throwing, or lifting overhead are common culprits. Here are some of the typical causes:

  • Shoulder Bursitis: Often occurs due to arm movements or overuse.
  • Elbow Bursitis: This is linked to pressure on the elbow, such as resting it on surfaces.
  • Hip Bursitis: This may be caused by injury, overuse, or pressure on the hip joint.
  • Knee Bursitis: Commonly associated with prolonged kneeling or repetitive knee movements.
What are the symptoms of bursitis?

When you have bursitis, areas around your joints get swollen, painful, and tender, mainly because of too much use or pressure. It can make moving hard and hurt more when you touch or use the affected joint. This problem usually happens in parts like shoulders, elbows, and hips. To feel better, resting the sore spot and getting treatment can help.

How is bursitis diagnosed?
To diagnose bursitis, we’ll start with a physical examination. We’ll ask about your symptoms, like where you feel pain and whether the area is swollen or tender. We’ll also want to know about your recent activities, especially repetitive motions or pressure on joints. We’ll also want to know if you’ve had a recent injury or if you have arthritis or other conditions.

Sometimes, an X-ray may be recommended to rule out issues. X-rays are available in the Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa and Benicia.

What's the difference between bursitis and other common joint injuries?
While bursitis involves inflammation of the bursae, injuries, such as strains or sprains, primarily affect the muscles or ligaments. It is essential to differentiate between these conditions to provide the best treatment.
What are the treatment options for bursitis?

1. Rest: Allowing the affected time to recover.
2. Ice: Applying packs to reduce inflammation.
3. Medications: prescribed by your Urgent Care + TeleHealth provider.
4. Physical Therapy: Engaging in targeted exercises to improve functionality.

If symptoms persist despite these measures, additional treatment options will be discussed based on the severity of the condition.

What are some ways to prevent bursitis?

To prevent bursitis, it’s important to:

  • Avoid overusing your joints to lessen stress on them.
  • Take breaks during long activities that stress your joints.
  • Warm up properly to get your muscles and joints ready for activity.

Following these steps can greatly lower your chances of getting bursitis.

References

References

Bursitis – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic. (2022, August 25). Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bursitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353242

Bursitis. (2003, December 3). WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/arthritis-bursitis

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