On September 20, 2017, Statistics Canada released a report indicating that up to 1/3 of Canadians are not sleeping well, or long enough. The reasons leading to poor sleep can be complex and multi-factorial – but sometimes it is because of pain.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints that involves the joint cartilage (the shiny and slippery surface on the end of the bone), the bone underlying the cartilage, and the joint lining and capsule.
Conservative, nonsurgical care is almost always the treatment for bursitis. Initial treatments can include rest from pain provoking movements, activity/sport modification, and medications. Medications include anti-inflammatories for pain and swelling, or antibiotics for infections.
Combining exercises to restore mobility and regain strength and function will get back to your previous activities and work sooner, as well as help to prevent any future injuries.