Normally, bursa are flat and contain very little fluid. An injured bursa however, is swollen with fluid and not so flat anymore.
The most common bursitis injuries are:
Prepatellar Bursitis (housemaid's knee),
Superficial Infrapatellar Bursitis (clergyman's knee),
Trochanteric Bursitis (hip),
Olecranon Bursitis (student's elbow) and
Subacromial Bursitis (shoulder bursitis).
Deep Bursae separate bare areas of bone from overlapping muscles. Superficial Bursae separate
bare areas of bone from skin or tendons.
Deep Bursae develop in the womb.
Superficial Bursae develop within months to several years after birth.
Household names for various bursitis injuries include: Popeye's Elbow, Miner's Elbow, Weaver's Elbow, Housemaid's Knee, Hod-Carrier's Shoulders, Dustman's Shoulders, Student's Elbow, and Clergyman's Knee
Bursitis Injury Facts Part 3:
On occasion, bacteria can invade a bursa and cause an infection. An infected bursa is known as septic bursitis and can be life-threatening if left untreated. So make sure you see a physician!
Septic bursitis is most common in knee joints and elbow joints as the bursae in these locations are close to the skin and most susceptible to bacterial invasion.
It is not uncommon for bursitis to be misdiagnosed as arthritis.
Bursitis is best avoided by staying in shape, taking frequent breaks from repetitive or laborious tasks and cushioning joints if on them for long periods (ie. kneepads for gardening).
A Bursa can swell to a surprisingly large size. In cases of heavy swelling, your physician may choose to drain fluid from the swollen bursa. If a lump is present in chronic bursitis cases, excision may be required.
Clergyman's Knee comes from a more upright posture when kneeling in comparison to Housemaid's Knee. Patients suffering from gout or syphilis can be at higher risk of contracting Clergyman's Knee.
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I am treating plantar fasciitis and I am a...
I am treating plantar fasciitis and I am a professional boxer.
We do a lot of running and jumping rope, which is all very demanding on my feet.
I've tried orthotics and cortisone injections and none gave me the relief i have with the aidmyplantar.[See Full Review]com products! I had searched online for an alternative.
The best part is no co-pay every time I treat myself with these products. You can have relief from pain in your feet and your wallet.
This (Back/Hip Inferno) wrap is amazing! I am already feeling the difference of pain level in my hip thank you.
From MendMeShop: John purchased the Elbow...
From MendMeShop: John purchased the Elbow Inferno wrap to help him get him back into the swing of things....
"The Inferno is helping and I?m able to play golf." John
Just a note to let you know I'm 100%...
Just a note to let you know I'm 100% satisfied with all of the products I've ordered from your company including the Hamstring INFERNO wrap.
First I have a bad knee with arthritis and...
First I have a bad knee with arthritis and loss of cartilage.
Over a year ago I was advised by my doctor to get a knee replacement. I am 70 years old using a arthritis drug, it is not effective as it once was, so I have been getting special shots [See Full Review]in my knee, This combination brought my pain level down quite a bit. But I was looking for more because I didn?t want a knee replacement yet.
I found you add on the internet for the Freezie and Inferno Wraps. I bought both. When my knee swells from too much activity I use freeze to help bring down the swelling. The freeze really works great and relieves the pain. On a Daily basis when I get up, I use the Inferno Wrap and I immediately can become active for most normal activities for the day without pain, unless I overdo then I do the Freezie. I also use the heat at night when I go to bed which relieves any pain I might have then.
I have since bought an Inferno knee wrap for my wife and she says it is the best thing she has ever used to comfort her bad knees. Both her knees are bad with arthritis, and she is wanting another one so she can do both knees at the same time.
I also have a lower back that for years was either causing spasms in either side when I would overdo activities, I bought the back Inferno after having such great success with it, each morning I lay it on the bed and lie on it for 20 min before I start my Daily activities. As long as I do this every day I have not had back problems. If I go for a few days without it, my back will start to tighten up again. I then lie on it for relief.
One time my back went out completely when not using it and instead of the 2 weeks to get back in shape it only took a few days while using the Inferno. I now use it every morning and night and my back has not went out for some time.
My only concern is now my wife is using it so we have to fight for it. Soon we will have to get her one.
I am very active in sports and daily activities that require lot of stress on body parts, and as you get older, these body parts don?t work as good as they used to and causes pain. So any help I can get I will go for it. I have also used these wraps on leg muscle cramps for very fast relief and for stiff necks.
Anywhere I get a pain I try to wrap one of these Inferno Wrap around it for relief.
I have had terrible foot and heel pain for over two years now, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis and underwent several weeks of physical therapy, this got me back on my feet but the pain never went away.
Almost two months ago I ordered several[See Full Review] of your products hoping I could get some relief for this pain. Wow did it work! After activities I use the Freezie wrap and several times a day the Inferno wrap, finally I sleep with the Night Splint with Tread.
I am no longer afraid to step out of bed in the morning and am able to once again exercise normally. Thank you for these great products![Close Review]
I would like you to know that after landing...
I would like you to know that after landing on my left knee sharply enough to merit two weeks on crutches 12 weeks ago, I am now 95% better.
The knee isn't fully recovered in strength, but it is pain free and able to go up and down stairs normally [See Full Review]now and in general work as it should. Deep knee bends aren't a recommended activity just yet, though it is comfortable to do that motion at some times but not at others. In any event, your inferno wrap was part of my recovery process, and I feel a very important one!
Between the information on your website and the wrap ? and the RICE! - I seem to have healed far better than I originally expected, though it has taken time and patience, and I was cautious so as not to re-injure it! Thank you. Just wanted you to know![Close Review]
MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home...
MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home treatment options.
They are robustly constructed to provide superior heat or cold contact to the injured area and the fit is incredibly precise and adaptable.
My husband and I use them repeatedly as t[See Full Review]ypical ageing athletes with lots of old injuries. I have loaned them to friends on my paddle tennis team and everyone raves.
Yes, they cost a bit more but save untold thousands in visits to chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors.
I also wanted to thank you so much for something you casually mentioned. In an email, you mentioned that I might want to look into a test to see if I had one leg shorter than the other because my knee pain was gone. Guess what- you were RIGHT! I wen[See Full Review]t to an orthopaedic specialist who focuses on the foot and ankle. He was very casual and said I was healing fine. I insisted that he send me to someone who could make a brace of some sort. I can see that the same problem (posterior tibial tendonitis) was going to return if we did not get to the root of the problem. I insisted that he at least send me to a person. Fortunately, he sent me to a certified Orthodist. She found a slight discrepency in my right foot. (That's the one with the cast on it.) She is getting new orthodics for me- PLUS I asked about a brace that could keep my feet from over pronating. The Orthopaedic specialist said he could put me in an Arizona brace. I was molded for the brace yesterday.
I truly appreciate your suggestion. No other doctor would have thought to check into it. I am now swimming and have no more pain in the right ankle.
You have been a true blessing to me- in more ways than you will ever know. I know God had you pick up the phone when I called.
Again- THANKS for your kindness and expert advice. Don't forget to send me a link so I can write a review. Now I am on my way to being healthy again.[Close Review]
I'm grateful for the Inferno products. After...
I'm grateful for the Inferno products. After a month or so, I began to feel so much better with my shoulder, leg, and my back.
It's a magnificent healing product. I recommend it to everyone I know. If it weren't for your product, I would have had[See Full Review] to have surgery and who is to say that would have worked - or made it worse.
I just wanted to send a huge thank you to your company.
I suffered a fully torn Achilles and unfortunately the system for retired Army officers is not very good -it was 5 weeks before I was seen by a surgeon. He was furious -- but we had to take th[See Full Review]e non surgical route.
After 12 weeks I was cleared and sent to physical therapy - they were dumbfounded with my progress. I shared your products and gracefully explained I would prefer to trust my health to a process that works rather than continue to gamble with a system that is a crap shoot at best. The Doctor agreed!
I love my progress and I work hard each day using the Ankle wrap heat and cold plus the knee flex. Thank you for great products - from a person who DID NOT HAVE SURGERY for a fully ruptured Achilles and the PT is dumbfounded with my progress.
I am so far ahead of my surgical repaired contemporaries.
This is my first testimonial and it would not occurred -- but when I lost my power connector for my heat ankle wrap it was replaced ASAP with no cost I was floored - thank you for mission impossible!![Close Review]
I love all of your products.
I love all of your products.
My knee is doing better since I bought the knee cold and Inferno wrap. It treats the exact area I am trying to heal - I am recovering from a broken femur.
Thank you so much.
I suffered a repeat motion injury to my wrist...
I suffered a repeat motion injury to my wrist at work about 2 months ago. I did a lot of research online and self diagnosed myself with intersection syndrome, a condition of the tendons that run from the back of the thumb, under the muscles in the ba[See Full Review]ck of the wrist, and up the back of the forearm. I was reinjuring or irritating it every day with the simplest of tasks. I could barely use that hand at all, and the swelling was severe. I found your website and after reading the positive results I decided to order your wraps although very skeptical. I alternated the hot and cold wraps and I haven't had a problem with the wrist since. I do a lot of awkward and heavy lifting at work, and have not felt the slightest irritation. 3 times in 4 days and GONE! I still can't believe it. I am forever grateful for finding you.[Close Review]
The Knee Inferno Wrap is single-handily the...
The Knee Inferno Wrap is single-handily the best investment I have ever made for my knees, ever! Allow me to explain why, starting with a little knee history. In 1989 I tore my right ACL playing intramural basketball at a local community college. [See Full Review]The college picked a cheap doctor & treated me as if I only had a torn meniscus. As a student, I did not have insurance of my own & I thought it was normal for my knee to keep popping out of socket after having surgery.
About five years later, I?m now living in Houston Texas, I broke my knee again, really bad, couldn?t walk, severe damage. Had insurance this time and really great doctor (little did I know he was the Houston Oilers Team doctor) and he finds that my ACL had been torn all these years & I would be lucky to save it but probably have to have a cadaver ACL, sorry but that was out of the question, it freaked me out thinking about it. Doctor saved my knee, made it really tight & rehab was really difficult. Since 1994 I have not been able to bend my knee & put the back of my heal to my hip, always had about a 3-4 inch gap. After the first two days using the Inferno Wrap I was touching my heal to my butt, WOW! I have also had my left meniscus operated on & had the same issue, but not as bad, now I can completely sit down on my left knee with no pain, the right is still coming along but at least I can still sit down on top my feet.
I?m 48 years old, I am extremely active for my age, I?m a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor & competitive fighter. I starting competing this summer & won my first tournament in June, not long after I got the Knee Inferno. I was able to take it with me, use it before my match & able to fight like never before. I took up long-boarding as well as a means of cardio training since I hate to run for the oblivious reasons, and it has been a great joy to do that. The Knee Inferno is a part of me now for the rest of my life, I use it every night (sometimes I forget) and the difference in the morning is incredible.
I tell everyone in my gym that have knee problems, & as you can imaging we have knee issues in an MMA gym. Please let me know what I can do to do that. Thank you.[Close Review]
Jiu Jitsu instructor & competitive fighter
Also great for ribs I have broken; cracked...
Also great for ribs I have broken; cracked and even fractured almost all my ribs in all this ; you trip fall just right and you can't stop yourself well rest is history feels good on that part. Let me tell you, just last week I bent over and pulled m[See Full Review]y ab muscle so I wore the Inferno Wrap over my abs and helped heal in 3 days, back in action again.[Close Review]
You guys are tremendous. I've purchased 3...
You guys are tremendous. I've purchased 3 items from you and have told many others about you.
I was overwhelmed by your speed and thoroughness regarding my problem. Everything is working just fine with the new Knee wrap.
It was in June 2013 when I bought your...
It was in June 2013 when I bought your product (Inferno). I used it like you suggested and found relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis.
I would definitely recommend the Inferno.
My husband, who is in his 50's was feeling...
My husband, who is in his 50's was feeling pain in his Achilles on one foot. He kept walking on it till it became inflamed and impossible to walk on.
My husband sought out help from our Chiropractor, the treatments were very expensive and he could[See Full Review] only get one a day.
He couldn't walk on it at all. Just moving any part of his body caused him great pain. Going to see anyone would prove unworkable. I couldn't get him in the car as he could not even move his leg.
I researched Achilles tendon injury on line. I found an article about the Inferno Wrap. The cost would be far less than trips to the Doctor.
It was only a matter of days before he was able to get out of bed once we started the treatments as recommended. It was a week and he was off the crutches. He was able to get back to work after three weeks. He still uses the inferno boot when his Achilles feels sore.
I am very grateful for your products and highly recommend them.[Close Review]
Just had to share my story. My son who was 17...
Just had to share my story. My son who was 17 years old at the time he's now 18, was complaining of pain in both his knees.
We took him to the Dr who told us he had torn cartilage in both knees and would need arthroscopic surgery on both knees to t[See Full Review]ake out the torn cartilage. At this young age I did not want him to loose what cartilage he had as it leads to other problems when you get older.
The orthopedic surgeon wanted to do surgery right away before more damage was done. He had surgery on his left knee and they took out 35% of his cartilage. I went to the internet for help ,hoping there was a better way to solve his problem in his other knee.
That's when I found the Mend me shop.
I showed the articles to his Surgeon and told him I wanted to try it before he had more surgery done. He said it was probably just another internet scam but I went ahead and ordered it anyway sine they have a 60 day return policy. What did we have to lose, nothing. To my surprise the inferno wrap took most of my son's pain, clicking and soreness away.
His knee feels like new again and he's back to paying basketball. I have never responded to any product before but I feel strongly about these products, they really do work, I wish I had saved him from having surgery on his other knee.
So if you are having the same issues give these products a try you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!!!!![Close Review]
I, Judy Byrne bought this (Inferno Plantar...
I, Judy Byrne bought this (Inferno Plantar Wrap) for my son Chris. I have one and just love it!
He loves his too. He says he can really tell the difference after refereeing 2 ball games.
My ankle wraps (Inferno and Freezie) have done me good. I used to have pain so intense that I could not sleep.
I still work and when I come home from work, I would be in such pain that I could not find a way to get comfortable or relax.
I use my f[See Full Review]reeze wrap for fifteen minutes and my inferno wrap for another fifteen minutes and I can relax the rest of the night. I have also been getting a full night of sleep and wake up pain free.
I shall continue to use the ankle wraps along with my (medication) and my stretching exercises, I'll be able to go on working until my retirement in three years.
Thank you so much for making this product available to Achilles pain sufferers. [Close Review]
Thank you so much for your communication. I...
Thank you so much for your communication. I am loving the Ankle Inferno wrap and just wish that I was disciplined enough to use it more because I believe I am actually feeling better!
I look forward to extended time with the device and hope to re[See Full Review]ap more benefits in the future.
Your Knee Inferno Wrap arrived in the UK last Monday and my son has been using it for the past week. He has just emailed to say it is making a great difference already and he is able to bend his knee much further than before.
He is delighted as the[See Full Review] leg feels stronger too and he will continue to use it while he under goes physio which starts tomorrow.
Fingers crossed his recovery will be quicker than expected because he has been able to use your product.
We thank you for your excellent product and will keep you updated over the following weeks.
A follow up received from Kim a few months later:
The wrap continued to do its good work and my son made a really quick recovery much to the surprise of the medical professional.
He has now returned to work with full mobility although he continues to use the wrap prior to excercise as it warms the muscles thoroughly.
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