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What is bursitis ?

What is bursitis ?

Inflammation: Bursa are small sacs of synovial fluid in the body.Although there are more than 150, the most common bursa that people may be told is inflamed are by the shoulder & hip bones (trochanteric bursitis).They tend to be located where muscles & tendons, slide across bone. When bursitis occurs, movement becomes difficult & painful. Treatment may include rest,ice,anti-inflammatory drugs, PT, or injections ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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What causes bursitis?

What causes bursitis?

Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid filled sac usually over a bony prominence helping to decrease friction. Bursitis can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, infection and various inflammatory processes. ...Read more

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How long does bursitis last?

How long does bursitis last?

NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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What is a cause for bursitis?

Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more

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Is bursitis caused by overuse?

Often: Bursitis is a general term that means inflammation of a bursa. The most common causes are overuse, direct trauma to the bursa, and infection. ...Read more

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What does bursitis do over time?

Chronic pain: Chronic bursitis can lead to chronic pain and potentially loss of motion of a joint secondary to bursitis causing pain and limiting the motion of a joint. ...Read more

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

Ice: Ice and stretching are very simple things that can be done at home for bursitis. If given permission by your md over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain medication may also help. ...Read more

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What can be done about bursitis ?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bursitis?

Bursitis: Tenderness, sometimes redness and swelling, over a tendon or muscular attachment to a bone or joint sometimes caused by bruising or overuse. Get xray and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is bursitis a permanent condition?

Is bursitis a permanent condition?

No: Bursitis is usually the result of overuse, injury, or improper mechanics. You can usually improve bursitis with a short course of medication, physical therapy, and ice. ...Read more

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