The body has small, fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae, that serve a very important purpose. They provide a cushioning effect and ease friction between bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. Bursitis condition occurs when these sacs get irritated or inflamed.
The sacs are also located around major joints like shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. So, they can hinder movement if inflamed. The frequently diagnosed trochanteric bursitis, for instance, is often caused by trigger points in the gluteal muscles and the external hip rotators.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is often used to treat bursitis. Hip pain, for instance, can be successfully treated with trigger point shock wave therapy.
Storz Medical’s MASTERPULS® Ultra devices – MP50, MP100, and MP200 – available at Shockwave Canada, leverage nine different transmitter heads to support healing when it comes to these trigger points.