BURSITIS -vs- TENDINOSIS
IS YOUR PROBLEM BURSITIS, OR SOMETHING ELSE?
The pain that so many doctors attribute to bursitis usually comes from either TENDINOSIS or FASCIAL ADHESIONS. The bursa (plural is bursae) are tiny fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions to prevent tendons from rubbing on bones or other tissues. When INFLAMMATION gets its claws into the bursae, they can swell, calcify (see picture) and become exquisitely painful. The problem is, most patients who are diagnosed with bursitis have neither the calcification on imaging, nor the swelling seen in the picture below.