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Bursitis

Bursitis is a type of arthritis that develops when bursa, sacs located in the areas where muscles and tendons glide over the bones, become inflamed. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Facts About Bursitis
Bursitis is a relatively common and temporary condition that develops when there is inflammation of a bursa.

Bursitis
Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic. (Illustrated)

Retrocalcaneal bursitis
Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This causes pain with up-and-down movements of the foot.

Bursitis of the shoulder - Picture-Photo Image
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints. Their function is to facilitate movement and reduce friction between moving parts. When a bursa becomes infected, traumatized, or injured it is referred to as bursitis.

Bursa of the elbow - Picture-Photo Image
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints, such as the elbow. The function of a bursa is to facilitate movement and reduce friction between moving parts.

Bursa of the knee - Picture-Photo Image
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints, such as the knee. The function of a bursa is to facilitate movement and reduce friction between moving parts.

Guide To Bursitis
Guide to the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bursitis.

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