Bursitis

Bursitis physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for shoulder bursitis, hip bursitis, elbow bursitis, heel bursitis, inflammation of the bursa and joint irritation, in London at home or at one of the practices in Belgravia SW1, Clapham SW4 and Moorgate EC2.

Bursitis physiotherapy rehabilitation and treatment in London.

Bursitis can be described by the inflammation of the bursa, which most of the time is related to a tendon injury. An inflamed bursa tends to lose its ability to prevent muscles, tendons and bones from rubbing against each other, causing swelling to the area and resulting in more friction, which irritates the bursa.

Our physiotherapist is expert in hip bursitis, heel bursitis, shoulder bursitis and elbow bursitis treatments and rehabilitation, in London at home or at the practice

At London Home Visit Physiotherapy, our physiotherapist is specialised in bursitis and its treatment. With years of experience and an extensive knowledge in bursitis rehabilitation, she will give you the most efficient physiotherapy treatment in order to help you relieve the inflammation and get back safely to your daily activities.


If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Bursitis physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation: inflammation of the bursa and articulation treatment with our physiotherapist in London at home or at our practices in Belgravia SW1, Clapham SW4 and Moorgate EC2

If you’d like to be seen in the comfort of your own home, our physiotherapist can offer you treatments and rehabilitation at your place in London. However, you can also be seen at one of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station, the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument Station, and at Make Me Feel Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.

We are covered by most health insurances and are BUPA UK and AXA PPP recognised.

For a bursitis physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation appointment in London at home or at the clinic: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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More information about bursitis and joint pain, inflammation of the bursa treatment with physiotherapy in London

What is a bursa?

A bursa is a small sac filled with fluid and situated near the articulations and tendons, aiming to prevent them from rubbing against the bone. Bursas are important as they stop movements from being irritating and painful when frictions happen between tendons and bones.

How physiotherapy treat bursitis?

Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Teaching you positions and movements to avoid further irritation and allow the area to rest
  • Taping to offload the joint and reduce the pressure on the bursa
  • Doing and teaching safe exercises to keep the muscles around the area strong
  • Advising regarding the management of the injury (rest, anti-inflammatory etc)
  • Referring to a doctor when further exams or cortisone injection are necessary

Bursitis physiotherapy treatment will be even more efficient if you couple it with osteopathy, which can use different techniques in order to help you heal faster:

  • Soft tissue work
  • Myofascial trigger point release
  • Stretching

Why does bursitis occur?

Bursitis mostly happens when the articulation is either in a wrong position and the joint is repetitively used, or when the articulation is used too often, which leads to a prolonged and excessive pressure on the joint.

But it can also be a result from a systemic disease such as an inflammatory condition like rheumatoid arthritis, or because of an injury following trauma (accident, fall).

They can mainly touch primary articulations, such as:

  • The shoulders (subacromial bursitis), often associated to a rotator cuff condition
  • The hip (trochanteric bursitis)
  • The knee (patella bursitis), often resulting in a swollen knee with warm sensation
  • The elbow (olecranon bursitis)
  • The heel (retrocalcaneal bursitis)

What are the symptoms of bursitis?

If bursitis happens, what you will mainly feel will be:

  • Some pain when you touch the area around the articulation
  • Swelling
  • Pain during movement
  • Reduced strength in the area
  • Heat