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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)

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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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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What does bursitis do longterm to joing?

What does bursitis do longterm to joing?

Jogging?: A bursa is fluid filled sack that cushions the movement of tendons over bone surfaces, if it gets injured it can scar and develop calcium deposits. These can cause inflammation and pain your treatment includes physical therapy directed exercise to strengthen the muscle and tendons about the bursa to strengthen them and allow to function efficiently. Medication or injections can be used if needed. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and how long does it last?

See details: Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, these are fluid filled sac that reduce friction at points muscles or tendon pass across bone. There are over 150 bursas in body. Bursitis can resolve with time but it may need to be treated to have it resolve. ...Read more

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What is bursitis, and what are its symptoms?

What is bursitis, and what are its symptoms?

Inflammation: A bursa is a fluid filled sac rthat sits between muscle or between muscle and bone and assists with normal motion - like the ball bearings of the body. If a bursa becomes inflamed - by acute trauma, repetitive motions or activities or other forms of inflammation it causes local pain, possible swelling and usually loss of motion of the affected area. ...Read more

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What's calcaneal bursitis feel like?

Pinpoint pain: To the area where the bursitis is located. Commonly to the bottom or back of the heel. In the back it is often caused by a spur in the back of the heel, in the bottom, it can be associated with a heel spur, plantar fascitiis or can have its own identity. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to bursitis. A tendon attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation of the tendon either from overuse or injury can lead to tendonitis. ...Read more

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What is bursitis? How is it going to affect my elbow?

What is bursitis? How is it going to affect my elbow?

See details: Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa which in turn is a pouch that helps to reduce friction from tendon or muscle inflammation. The ole crayon bursa sits at the point of the elbow and you will see a swelling there. ...Read more

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What is bursitis of the elbow and what can I do for it?

Bursitis: Bursitis of the elbow typically involves the olecranon tip and can be associated with fluid build up. Avoid triceps work in the gym, avoid rubbing the tip of the elbow against your desk or table and ice the area. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and how is it going to affect my elbow now?

Bursitis: Olecranon bursitis is swelling over the point of the elbow. It is typically benign, and normally resolves spontaneously. If it doesn't, try a compressive sleeve. Occasionally, the bursitis may be infected. This should be suspected if warmth or redness is observed. Rarely, bursitis occurs as a result of underlying injury to triceps tendon. If weakness in pushing noticed, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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At which joints can bursitis usually occur, and what makes bursitis occur there?

At which joints can bursitis usually occur, and what makes bursitis occur there?

Different areas: Bursitis can occur in a variety of areas with the following areas most affected. Hip, knee, olecranon (elbow), and shoulder are the more common areas. Bursitis can occur in an area following repetitive movements, local trauma, or possibly as part of a systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes bursitis on the bottom of the heel of the foot? What is the treatment? I have this on right foot and plantar facetious on left foot.

What causes bursitis on the bottom of the heel of the foot?  What is the treatment?  I have this on right foot and plantar facetious on left foot.

Heel pain + PF: 9/10 times, heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis. Bursitis is rarely the cause of heel pain. Bursitis may occur on the back of the ankle, most commonly called retrocalcaneal bursitis. This is caused by friction to the back of the ankle by poor fitting footwear, tight or weak calf muscles and/or is associated with an achilles tendon problem. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and are its symptoms very similar to arthritis symptoms?

What is bursitis and are its symptoms very similar to arthritis symptoms?

Bursitis can occur: Bursitis can occur in virtually all forms of arthritis. However, bursitis in several areas ccan be do to trauma or overuse: examples-trochanteric bursitis-side of the hip-trauma or laying with too much pressure. Another is the subacromial bursa in the shoulder. Can be do to many things, including overuse type issues. There are others, but these are major examples! ...Read more

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What is bursitis. .? How it comes? Is it different from arthritis ? Please explain

What is bursitis. .? How it comes? Is it different from arthritis ? Please explain

Bursitis: Throughout the body, there are places where tendons run over or under bones. At these points the tendons can be injured by their contact with the bones. As a result, to protect the tendons, the body has bursas between the bone and tendon. The bursa is a thin filmy tissue. When this bursa gets inflamed, that's bursitis. Arthritis is damage to cartilage in one's joint(s). ...Read more

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What is asubdeltoid bursitis?

What is asubdeltoid bursitis?

Fluid: That builds up in the space (bursa) underneath the deltoid muscle. Can be painful. Can also see fluid there from a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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What is trochanteric bursitis?

Bursal inflammation: It is significant tenderness on the outside of the thigh at the level of the greater trochanter of the femur. This is where the bursa is located. ...Read more

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What's bursitis and how is it going to affect my elbow?

Bursitis: Is a benign condition of the elbow characterized by swelling over the point of the elbow. It usually goes away by itself. If not, a neoprene elbow sleeve may help. I try to avoid aspirating these, as they can get infected. Surgery rarely required to excise the bursa. ...Read more

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What is trochanteric bursitis of the hip? How is it treated?

What is trochanteric bursitis of the hip? How is it treated?

Inflammation.: It is an inflammation of the bursa ( sac of fluid), on the outside of your hip. Usually treated with anti-inflammatory medication, icing and physical therapy. Sometimes a cortisone injection is required. ...Read more

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What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

Impingement: Bursitis/outlet impingement treatment includes modification of activities that produce pain, nsaids, maintenance of shoulder range of motion. Once pain improves (1-2 weeks typically), exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are initiated. Occasionally, a cortisone injection into the bursa may be helpful. ...Read more