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Describe the features of bursitis.?
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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In brief: Inflammmation
Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated with pain, swelling and some warmth.
It is often related to overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection.

In brief: Inflammmation
Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated with pain, swelling and some warmth.
It is often related to overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection.
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Dr. John Goldman
Bursas are little fluid like sacks that allow and cushion muscles, tendons to glide over bone surfaces. They can get inflammed due to trauma, poor conditioning, calcium and other deposits, rheumatoid and other arthritis and can even get infected. They need to be evaluated to develop the best therapy, Infected bursas need needle and other drainage, cultures and indicated antibiotics
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