The use of transverse friction massage in the management of chronic bursitis of the hip or shoulder

ArticleinJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 16(2):107-11 · March 1993with128 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.48 · Source: PubMed


    This article discusses two cases of chronic bursitis of the hip and shoulder treated by transverse friction massage. While clinical evidence has substantiated the benefits of friction massage on chronic tendinitis, previous literature has discouraged the use of friction massage in chronic bursitis. A functional examination and attention to associated biomechanical faults are also necessary for a complete noninvasive manual resolution of the problem.