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Please let me know if there is a difference between bursitis and a bunion?

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In brief: Inflammation/bone

Bursitis describes inflammation of a bursae which is a "cushion" of soft tissue adjacent to a bone.
There are several bursas in the body including the elbow, hip, heel, etc. Bunion describes a bony bump typically at the 1st metatarophalangeal joint (near the big toe).

In brief: Inflammation/bone

Bursitis describes inflammation of a bursae which is a "cushion" of soft tissue adjacent to a bone.
There are several bursas in the body including the elbow, hip, heel, etc. Bunion describes a bony bump typically at the 1st metatarophalangeal joint (near the big toe).
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Bunion

Is a bump of bone.
Bursitis, is inflammation of a soft tissue structure that overlies a bone.

In brief: Bunion

Is a bump of bone.
Bursitis, is inflammation of a soft tissue structure that overlies a bone.
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