The membrane near a joint cushioning the muscle
and bone is called the bursa. The plural form is
bursae. There are 160 bursae within the human body.
Located in between the muscle and bone, the bursa's
fluid-filled sac reduces friction stemming from
movement. Bursitis represents inflammation of the
bursa, which typically manifests in the knee, hip,
elbow and/or shoulder. (This is due to the fact
that the most significant bursae can be discovered
adjacent to the tendons near the large joints of
the knees, hips, elbows and shoulders). Other possible
affected areas include the Achilles tendon and the
foot. Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse,
trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and infection
but sometimes the cause is not determined. Repeated
attacks of bursitis or repeated injuries in the
same location can cause chronic inflammation.
What are the Symptoms
associated with Bursitis?
The inflamed bursa can cause localized joint pain
and tenderness, a feeling of warmth and redness
around the joint, and swelling. Uncontrolled swelling
can lead to stiffness, which can make the support
of body pressure a painful endeavor.
How is Bursitis diagnosed?
Identification of bursitis usually occurs by a physician's
physical examination. X-rays or MRI's can confirm
calcifications in the bursa if the condition has
is the typical treatment for Bursitis?
Bursitis stemming from rheumatic disease or injury
can be treated with temporary rest or immobilization
of the affected joint. Furthermore, Nonsteroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) may temporarily
relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation. However,
NSAIDs have side effects that can be exacerbated
by constant use. Formal physical therapy may be
helpful as well. If the inflammation does not respond
to the initial treatment, it may be necessary to
draw out fluid from the bursa and inject corticosteroids.
Surgery is a last resort.
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