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Bursitis affects the joints and it is often painful. Between the bones, tendons, joints and muscles, bursae are fluid-filled sacs that act as a cushion and inflamed bursae can lead to bursitis. It can be commonly seen in the shoulder, elbow, hips, thighs, knees and so on. It occurs near the joints that are subjected to frequent rapid motion. Motions or positions that put pressure on the bursae around a joint can cause bursitis. Lifting heavy items or straining the joints can cause bursitis and it also becomes more common as you age. Here's all you need to know about the painful condition.
The journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 stated, "Common types of bursitis include prepatellar, olecranon, trochanteric, and retrocalcaneal. Most patients respond to nonsurgical management, including ice, activity modification, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In cases of septic bursitis, oral antibiotics may be administered."
Note: Consult your doctor if you experience severe pain in the joints. Neglecting it can worsen your pain. Don't self-medicate or use any over-the-counter medications.
Reference: 1: Aaron DL, Patel A, Kayiaros S, Calfee R. Four common types of bursitis:
diagnosis and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Jun;19(6):359-67. Review.
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