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Information about Bursitis

We Have to Know about the Bursitis

  • Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a membrane near a joint that acts as a cushion between the muscle and bone. The bursa reduces friction caused by movement and makes the joint more flexible

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Pain near the joint?
  • Inability to do the work continuously?

Causes of Bursitis

  • It is a common condition that often happens when a joint is overused, such as when throwing a baseball or painting a wall
  • More rarely, bursitis can be caused by gout or an infection

Do’s and Don’ts of Bursitis

  • Avoid repetitive motion of a joint, especially if you are overweight
  • Losing weight may reduce the risk of developing bursitis in your legs
  • If repeated stress on a bursa cannot be avoided, protective gear can help prevent bursitis

Signs & Symptoms of Bursitis

  • Pain around such joints as the elbow, hip, shoulder, and knee, especially if pressure is applied to the area or with use
  • Redness, warmth, and swelling

Medical advice for Bursitis

  • If you have significant pain or swelling in or near a joint

Risk factors of Bursitis

  • Bursitis is more common in people who are overweight, elderly or diabetic, although it also develops in younger, healthy people without a clear reason

Treatment for Bursitis

  • Rest to the affected joint
  • Medications
  • Surgery in rare cases

Self-care for Bursitis

  •  Exercises

Investigations for Bursitis

  • X-ray
  • Examination of a fluid sample from the bursa
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Symptoms of Bursitis