Information About Bursitis
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a condition where the bursal sac becomes irritated and painful. There are several easy treatment and prevention methods.
Information about shoulder bursitis. Many people are told by their doctor they have "shoulder bursitis;" learn about this common diagnosis and available treatments.
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.
Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis
Trochanteric bursitis, also called hip bursitis, is a common problem of pain and inflammation over the outside of the hip and thigh area. Treatment consists of resting and medications.
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.