The bursa is a small fluid-filled sac responsible for reducing friction when the shoulder joint moves. But sometimes, the bursa itself becomes damaged. Its most common disorder is bursitis, or when it becomes inflamed and causes shoulder pain and swelling. Disorders of the bursa can cause a temporary disability because they can keep a person from performing normal activities using his arm.
Thus, patients suffering from the condition should see an expert right away. These disorders are treated by an orthopaedist who specialises on diseases of the tendons and joints. Treatment options include medications, physical therapy, and in severe cases, surgery.
Patients who do not have access to highly skilled orthopaedists or medical facilities that offer quality orthopaedic care in their country can travel to Southeast Asia. The region is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations welcoming hundreds of thousands of medical tourists from across the world every year.
Southeast Asia’s booming medical tourism industry is brought about by massive investments in the field of medicine and technology. Countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia spend millions of dollars to continuously improve their medical infrastructures. They also continuously bring the latest and most innovative medical technologies from Western countries and sponsor their doctors to further their studies in the United States, United Kingdom, and other Western countries. These efforts have successfully improved the quality of medical care they provide not just to local patients but also to medical travelers who seek world-class but affordable treatment.
Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia are also investing to provide patients with exceptional experience. Many of their hospitals have partnered with hotels to offer patients with discounted rates throughout their stay. Most are also offering complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off and other services that can make patients’ stay convenient and hassle-free.