Friday, July 24, 2009

Med Check up and Bursitis

We have been wondering about Hubby's elbow's strange protruding bump. So finally he went to a doctor on Tuesday and found it its "Bursitis". First time hearing this and we went to check online what it is. Also, the GP made an appointment with a specialist for Hubby. This is what Bursitis is.

From Wikipedia,

Bursitis is the
inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.

Note: this is not hubby's elbow BUT its very much the same with him.

Yesterday I had my complementary health check up by AIA and hubby had to go to the specialist in the evening. So I went with him and the specialist just poked a needle in the bump and extracted out the liquid and amazingly it just shrunk!!! Doc did say it might just come back and to leave it as it is if it is not boring hubby so much. hhhmm OR he can go for operation and remove the sack totally. Which Hubby didn't like at all.....

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