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What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology

In brief: Inflammation

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa which is a fluid filled sac found near many joints that provides cushioning between bones and tendons and muscles.
Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, which is the fibrous, rope-like structure that connects the muscle to the bone. Both are often caused by over use and the repeated friction that results.

In brief: Inflammation

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa which is a fluid filled sac found near many joints that provides cushioning between bones and tendons and muscles.
Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, which is the fibrous, rope-like structure that connects the muscle to the bone. Both are often caused by over use and the repeated friction that results.
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