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Fight Bursitis With Vitamins And Over The Counter Products

Aug 17, 2007
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursea, the small enclosed sac containing the lubricating fluid between muscles, tendons and movable joints that must slide over each other. There are approximately 160 of the bursea sacs throughout the human body and they function to provide a cushion at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across the bone thus reducing friction between two moving surfaces making movement painless.

Bursitis is primarily caused by excessive use or abuse of the structures. The area involved becomes painful, tender, and if it is close to the skin surface hot and swollen. Continued movement of the any tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa causes the condition to become worse.

We've all heard of tennis elbow. It is one of the most common stress injuries of the arm and almost one-third of all Americans who play tennis are affected at come point. Every time the tennis ball comes in contact with the tennis racket a small shock wave is transmitted from the racket throughout the entire arm. If the elbow is fully extended the shock wave will put a lot of stress on the elbow area causing irritation of the bursitis sacs.

Repetitive movement such as a janitor bending their elbows frequently and repetitively when using a vacuum for extended period of time or someone who plays baseball and throws a ball too many times can lead to Bursitis. This type of Bursitis is call olecranon bursitis. It may also be caused by prolonged pressure on a joint such as someone who rests on their elbows. Dr. Emanuel Josephson of New York said that pressures on the arm and shoulder during sleep can lead to bursitis.

Another cause of Bursitis can be a traumatic injury to a joint such as after an auto mobile accident or after an injury following a sporting event. The injury usually causes swelling within the bursa sacs and inflammation develops making movement painful.

Symptoms of Bursitis can consists of a slight stiffness in a joint, pain with any movement of the joint, loss of mobility, swelling and redness of the affected area, and persistent pain, and tenderness.

The most common complaint occurs in the shoulder joint and in the elbow but can occur in any joint such as the wrist, ankle, knee, hips, and fingers. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are susceptible to developing bursitis.

Vitamin B - Vitamin C - Vitamin E
Glucosamine - Chondroitin Complex - M.S.M

Vitamin B12 has been proven to provide effective pain relief for bursitis.

Vitamin C is essential for defending the body against pollution and infection.
It enhances the immune system. Aids in growth and repair of both bone and
tissue by helping the body produce collagen.

Vitamin E supplies Oxygen to the heart and the other muscles in the body. Accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune system.

Rutin acts synergistically with Vitamin C to help maintain a healthy immune system.

Glucosamine Plus provides cartilage nutrition for healthy joints and is an anit-inflammatory. Promotes flexible and healthy joints by maintaining the lubrication levels in the joint area.

Chondroitin Complex works together with Glucosamine to block the action of cartilage-damaging enzymes and promotes the healthy flow of water and nutrients into cartilage-producing cells.

M.S.M maintains the development of the body's protein by forming flexible disulfide bonds between certain amino acids and in maintaining the strength of connective tissue. This allows water and nutrients to flow freely into cells and allows toxins to flow freely out of the cells. M.S.M increases athletic stamina and helps eliminate muscle soreness. M.S.M is a natural supplement that is getting a lot of attention due to its role in tissue healing at the cellular level. It is a natural organic sulfur that comes from rain fall and is found naturally in the human body.

Aspirin and Ibuprofen are considered anti-inflammatory medications and may be helpful in the treatment of Bursitis. They will also help with the pain associated with the inflammation of the bursitis sacs.

The pressure can be reduces while sleeping by using a mattress that is composed of a memory foam and/or latex foam. These types of mattress conform to the bumps and curves of he human body and can thereby reduce the pressure spot by evenly distributing the bodies' weight more evenly.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and not to be construed as medical advice.
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David F. Cowley has created over 50 articles about the relationship between diseases and vitamins. For other Articles on Diseases and Vitamin Needs feel free to visit my Web Site at http://www.dfcinvestment-team.com
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