Bursitis occurs most often at joints that perform frequent repetitive motion.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Common areas include the knees, shoulders, elbows, and hips.
Treatment includes rest, ice, and pain relievers. Surgery is rarely needed.
- bursa inflammation
- joint inflammation
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Medium-term: resolves within months