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Can bursitis lead to other medical problems?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience in Wound care
No: Bursitis is an inflammation that causes pain with movement of the affected joint. The bursa like the tendons around a joint help smooth movement of the joint but does not mean there is any associated arthritis. Most episodes of bursitis will resolve with ice packs and rest. However occasional injections of steroids are needed to stop the inflammation.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
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