It is the inflammatory condition which affect the small fluid filled sacs which are present at your joint. Bursae act like a cushion between the bones at joint. It is occurred most often at shoulder, hip and elbow.


Signs and symptoms include:Bursitis Symptoms Treatment

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness

Some general causes of bursitis include:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Leaning on your elbow
  • Heavy work with bending knees
  • Standing for long period

After taking history and conducting a physical examination of your knee your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnosis the bursitis:

  • Imaging test like x-ray and ultrasound to check the extend of inflammatory condition.
  • Laboratory tests like blood tests and urine analysis.

Treatment option include:

  • Injections of corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation and pain.
  • Therapy to reduce the stiffness and strengthen the muscles.
  • Medication to treat the inflammation and decrease the pain.
  • Assistive device to help in walking
  • Surgery to drained the cyst
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Apply ice to reduce the swelling
  • Rest the affected area
  • Take pain killers
  • Apply heating pad
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