While many people are familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, both of which can occur due to overuse of a muscle or tendon, far fewer are familiar with bursitis, which is the inflammation and irritation of the bursae sacs that provide cushion for your joints. Like other repetitive motion injuries, bursitis is often a common result of overuse and repetitive motions. And, while bursitis is not a life-threatening condition, treatment can last for an extended period of time and seriously affect the work a person is able to do.
Many jobs require that employees perform the same motions repetitively, unfortunately causing them to develop debilitating problems such as bursitis. If this has happened to you, you may find yourself facing considerable financial hardship associated with your injury and resulting medical treatment. To learn about pursuing financial assistance by filing for workers’ compensation benefits, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, by calling 919-851-3311.
How Bursitis Is Commonly Treated
In order to provide full and lasting relief from inflamed bursae, a person afflicted with bursitis will typically require some, or all, of the following treatments:
- Immobilizing the affected joint
- Rehabilitation through consistent physical therapy
- Pain relieving medications
- Steroid medications
- Anti-inflammatory medicines
Not only can these treatments be costly, but they may also force you to take time off work, resulting in lost wages. Fortunately, workers’ compensation may be able to provide you with financial assistance to cover these and other related costs, allowing you to recover from your injuries without having to shoulder these financial burdens on your own.
At the Law Office of Sam Scudder, our Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you need if you have developed bursitis because of work-related activities. Call 919-851-3311 to discuss how we can help you today.