Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs that called bursae. Bursae is something that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near our joints. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip. But you can also have bursitis by your knee, heel and the base of your big toe. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion.
There are many symptoms that associated with bursitis. Among of them are localised pain, feeling warm around the source of the pain, stiffness, and reddening of the skin.
People can get bursitis because they overuse a joint in their body. When a joint is overuse, it is mean that the joint receive a constant and long pressure for quite long time. Other thing that may cause bursitis is an injury.
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Acupuncture treatment for Bursitis
Just like many other illness, the illness of bursitis also believed to be caused by the blockage of the qi flow along the meridian. The acupuncture treatment given to the patient of bursitis will try to remove the qi blockage by targeting the trigger point that will clear the meridian. By clearing the meridian, hopefully the illness will gone away by natural healing of the body.
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