Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. There are 160 bursae in the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
A bursa can become inflamed from injury, infection (rare in the shoulder), or underlying rheumatic condition. Examples include injury as subtle as lifting a bag of groceries into the car to inflame the shoulder bursa (shoulder bursitis), infection of the bursa in front of the knee from a knee scraping on asphalt (septic prepatellar bursitis), and inflammation of the elbow bursa from gout crystals (gouty olecranon bursitis).
Bursitis is identified by localized pain or swelling, tenderness, and pain with motion of the tissues in the affected area.
What is hip bursitis and what symptoms does it cause?
Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain.
What is knee bursitis?
Prepatellar bursitis can occur when the bursa fills with blood from injury. It can also be seen in rheumatoid arthritis and from deposits of crystals, as seen in patients with gouty arthritis and pseudogout. The prepatllar bursa can also become infected with bacteria (septic bursitis). When this happens, fever may be present. This type of infection usually occurs from breaks in the overlying skin or puncture wounds. The bacteria involved in septic bursitis of the knee are usually those that normally cover the skin, called staphylococcus. Rarely, a chronically inflamed bursa can become infected by bacteria traveling through the blood.
Why Pain T.E.M. over Prescriptive medication?
Alternative medicine has become the choice of an increasing number of people over the past 5 years. These same individuals are also looking for a drug free alternative for pain management. Many individuals find themselves suffering with long term chronic back pain, but due to the prescriptive medication they may be currently taking, additional pain medication may not be advised due to the possiblilty of drup interaction.
Others however may just be looking for an effective may to control pain naturally. In answer to this growing demand Health Tech International has developed a unique and inexpensive disposable membrane that is charged with micro-current. This product was tested for four years and found to relieve pain in a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute at an astounding rate of 86%.
How does Pain T.E.M. Work Specifically for Bursitis Pain?
The PAIN T.E.M. membrane contains no DRUGS or CHEMICALS. This membrane is statically charged and placed directly over the area of pain. The membrane is held in placed by specially designed surgical tape. Once the membrane makes contact it releases its subsensory current of micro-current impulses over a 48 hour period. Figure 1 & 2 PAIN T.E.M. works similar to a TENS unit in that it blocks the pain sensation, but goes a step further, in that it helps promote healing by neutralizing the positive field produced by injured cells and allowing the normal bio-processes to resume in that area. Pain T.E.M. provides a micro-current electrical stimulation that more closely approximates the naturally occurring bio-electric current in the body. The cuurent therfore is considered subsensory and cannot be felt. It provides "bio-stimulation" that stimulates cellular physiology and growth. It increases the adenosine triphosphate (APT) generation, amino acid transport and protein synthesis. This causes the body to heal itself at a much faster rate.
There is more electrical resistance in injured cells, so the normal
energy flow through these cells is lower, impeding the healing processes
and maintaining the presence of pain. If the electrical resistance of such
injured cells can somehow be reduced, allowing the body's own electrical
energy easy access to those cells, the health of the cells will improve.
Inflammation may decrease, the healing process will be enhanced and pain
can be lessened.
Pain T.E.M. administers extremely low electrical current
to the area of injury. This energy can be stored and used by the injured
cells to lower their electrical resistance and provide additional energy
to aid the body's natural healing process and relieve pain.
Pain T.E.M. administers extremely low electrical current to the area of injury. This energy can be stored and used by the injured cells to lower their electrical resistance and provide additional energy to aid the body's natural healing process and relieve pain.
Pain T.E.M. has participating Pain Specalists located throughout most of the United States that deal specifically with Neck and Shoulder Pain.
|States that have participating Doctors||States that do not have participating Doctors|
|New Hampshire||New Jersey||New Mexico||New York|
|North Carolina||North Dakota||Ohio||Oklahoma|
|Oregon||Pennsylvania||Rhode Island||South Carolina|
The Physicians in these areas specialize in all types of Muscle/Skeletal Pain, including but not limited to:
Back Pain including Low Back, Upper and Middle Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain
Chronic and Acute Pain caused by injury or degenerative
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Sports Injury (Pain T.E.M. is drug free and therefore doesn't impede performance)
Contusions, Sprains and Strains
Fracture (after treatment) Helps to decrease healing time
Phlebitis and Zoster
Muscle Aches and Spasms
Swelling and Inflammation
Clearly, PainT.E.M. offers great potential for pain control and management and especially pain relief for your chronic backache, arthritis, sore joints and aching or injured muscles. The advantages offered by Therapeutic Electro Membranes for sports injuries, especially regarding the shortening of the healing curve so critical to sports medicine, are hugely significant.
Don't let PAIN dictate your lifestyle one more day! Start your new pain free life by going to our "Find a Doctor" page and fill out the contact form for a free pain evaluation with a physician in your area.