8 doctors weighed in:

What is burtsitis?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Bursitis

An inflammatory condition involving an anatomic structure known medically as a "bursa.
" bursa's are basically the body holding tanks for synovial, or joint fluid. Due to a variety of causes, any bursa or tendon can become inflamed. Most like causes are overuse, trauma to the involved joint, or osteoarthritis. Treatment usually involves a oral course of an nsaia, or injection of a cortisone

In brief: Bursitis

An inflammatory condition involving an anatomic structure known medically as a "bursa.
" bursa's are basically the body holding tanks for synovial, or joint fluid. Due to a variety of causes, any bursa or tendon can become inflamed. Most like causes are overuse, trauma to the involved joint, or osteoarthritis. Treatment usually involves a oral course of an nsaia, or injection of a cortisone
Dr. Gary Greenly
Dr. Gary Greenly
Thank
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Bursitis is an inflammatory process of one of your bursae, or small synovial sacs that act as protection to your muscles or tendons as they slide across bone.
Common areas for bursitis are the hips, elbows, shoulders, and knees. Treatments can include: rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and rarely surgery. Consult your primary care physician.

In brief: Inflammation

Bursitis is an inflammatory process of one of your bursae, or small synovial sacs that act as protection to your muscles or tendons as they slide across bone.
Common areas for bursitis are the hips, elbows, shoulders, and knees. Treatments can include: rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and rarely surgery. Consult your primary care physician.
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Thank
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of a structure called a bursa.
You tend to find a bursa at points where muscles and tendons glide over bones. A bursa is a slippery sac that allows smooth movement between these structures. Without the bursa between these surfaces, movements would be painful. When a bursa becomes inflamed, movement around the bursa becomes painful. That is bursitis.

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of a structure called a bursa.
You tend to find a bursa at points where muscles and tendons glide over bones. A bursa is a slippery sac that allows smooth movement between these structures. Without the bursa between these surfaces, movements would be painful. When a bursa becomes inflamed, movement around the bursa becomes painful. That is bursitis.
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Thank
Read more answers from doctors