6209 Lee Hwy, Suite 103
Chattanooga, TN 37421




Chiropractic care is very effective and efficient in the treatment of  bursitis, which is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (called bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone, near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts. Bursitis typically affects in the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, Achilles tendon and the foot, though others areas could be affected. Poor posture, misaligned joints, tight muscles, and irritated nerves all play a role in the condition. It is often caused by overuse where excessive rubbing of bones, joints, and soft tissue like muscles, tendons or skin over bursa leads to inflammation. The parts of the body that are out of alignment are particularly prone to irritation, though various misalignments in muscles and joints often develop due to a compensating response to the pain and discomfort caused by the inflammation.

Dr. Wheatcroft will use hands-on spinal/joint manipulations, Graston technique or other treatment therapies to return your body to alignment, allowing your body to heal itself with no medication or surgery required. Chiropractic care for bursitis has been shown to:

  • relieve pain
  • decrease inflammation
  • prevent aggravation of existing condition
  • promote fast natural healing
  • “repair” the underlying root cause of the condition
  • reduce risk of future injury or re-occurrence