Bursitis is a painful condition correlated to frequent repetitive motion in the joints. Individuals who consistently perform manual labor, such as those in construction, are especially prone to developing bursitis.
Bursitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions among the muscles and bones near the joints. Inflammation of these sacs, known as bursae, causes serious pain near joints. The most common locations for bursitis to occur are the shoulder, elbow, and hip.
Symptoms of Bursitis
Bursitis commonly occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motions. This includes not only the shoulder, elbow, and hip, but also the knee, heel, and base of the big toe. A joint affected by bursitis may have:
- Constant aching or stiffness
- Increased pain with movement
- Swelling or redness
- Loss of motion
When similar symptoms of joint pain affect your career and other aspects of life, the possibility of bursitis should be explored. Upon treatment, bursitis pain usually subsides within just a few weeks. If an individual allows the condition to develop for much too long, however, the healing process may take much longer, thus affecting one’s ability to work.
Contact a New York City Construction Injury Lawyer
Many construction injuries are preventable. If you have developed an injury as a construction worker due to another party’s negligence or lack of preventative measures, that party may be held financially accountable for your medical expenses. For more information on your legal options, contact the experienced legal team of Hach & Rose, LLP at 866-LAWS-USA.