Bursitis occurs when the bursa, a synovial-fluid-filled sac is inflamed. Though slippery and tiny, the bursa has a big job. It acts as a cushion and allows the bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles to work together without friction. When these tiny water-balloon-like sacs become inflamed and swell, movement is painful.
What causes bursitis?
Many cases of bursitis in the joints result from repeated movement of the joint. It is a type of overuse injury.
But overuse injury is only one cause of bursitis.
Age, arthritis, gout, injury, or surgery are other factors. Being overweight also applies more pressure to the bursa.
Your hip joint is the largest joint in your body. When it hurts, it can slow you down or even stop you.
Hip pain can result from injury or diseases that directly affect the bone, cartilage, or other parts of the joint. Pain can also occur when something goes awry with the heavy-duty muscles supporting the hip joint: quadriceps in the front of the thigh, hamstrings in the back of the leg, and gluteus maximus or buttocks.
If you experience pain in the outside of the hip, in the groin, thigh, buttock, or low back when you […]
Bone & Joint believes that we offer the best orthopedic care in northcentral Wisconsin, but we want you to check us out before you make the decision.
When you’re looking for the best orthopedic surgeon for your condition, there are many things to consider about the surgeon and the facility where your surgery will take place. Here are seven things to check.
Look at the surgeon’s credentials.
Is he or she board-certified or fellowship-trained? Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have higher levels of education, training and hands-on experience.
Anterior hip replacements have fewer restrictions.
The anterior approach to total hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure that allows people to get back to their active lives without restrictions.
The anterior approach procedure is popular for its potential benefits. During the anterior approach procedure a small incision is made on the front of the upper thigh, which allows the surgeon to spread the muscles and work through the natural spaces between them. This technique does not disturb the gluteal muscles or detach muscles from the pelvis or the femur. Since the muscles are not cut, healing and recovery occur […]
Studies show that 40 percent of dog owners take the time to walk their dogs. Some do it because their pets need exercise, others use walks with their dog as a reason to get their own steps in each day. Dog walking may keep the dogs and their owners happier and healthier.
How many miles does the average dog owner log each year?
Would you believe 1,000 miles?
If a dog owner walks 2 miles a day, they meet the Department of Health and Human Services’ exercise recommendations of 30 minutes a day […]
Dr. James Messerly, DO, is a board-certified family and sports medicine specialist who provides primary orthopaedic care to people of all ages. Dr. Messerly joined Bone & Joint in 1995, as the clinic’s first non-surgical orthopaedic provider.
Dr. Messerly provides non-surgical treatment for foot and ankle conditions, hand and wrist injuries, elbow and shoulder conditions, hip pain, neck and back pain, knee injuries and muscle pain and tightness. In addition to general orthopaedic care, Dr. Messerly also treats concussion and other sports medicine related injuries.
Dr. Messerly received his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of […]