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Information About Bursitis

Find information about bursitis, and how bursitis can affect different parts of the body. Also learn about treatment of bursitis.

What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a condition where the bursal sac becomes irritated and painful. There are several easy treatment and prevention methods.

Shoulder Bursitis
Find information about shoulder bursitis--one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Often call impingement syndrome, or rotator cuff tendonitis, this condition usually improves with nonsurgical treatment.

Olecranon (Elbow) Bursitis
Olecranon bursitis is a common cause of swelling and inflammation around the elbow joint. Usually treated easily by draining the swollen bursa, it is important that olecranon bursitis be evaluated by a physician to ensure it does not become infected.

Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis, also called trochanteric bursitis, causes pain over the outside of the hip joint. Learn about treatment options for this condition.

Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis
Prepatellar bursitis, or Housemaid's Knee Syndrome, is a condition of swelling and inflammation over the front of the knee. This is commonly seen in patients who kneel for extended periods, such as carpet layers and gardeners.

What is the difference between tendonitis and bursitis?
Tendonitis and bursitis are two medical diagnoses. They are often related, and often used interchangeably, but they are different problems. Both tendonitis and bursitis involve inflammation, but they involve different structures.

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