Bursitis- Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Bursitis
Bursitis is the
irritating soreness of the bursa, the fluid-filled sac which defends a tendon as it
over a bony prominence,
Bursitis is soreness of the bursa, the small fluid-filled sac which acts such a cushion
in the middle
of muscles and tendons, or between muscles and bones.
of persistent or
pressure (for example housemaid's knee, student's elbow, coachman's bottom, bunions), but
for no obvious
Bursitis, tendinitis, and
soft tissue diseases like as myofascial syndrome, are rheumatic diseases which
the tissues and structures that
a joint and
pain, swelling or soreness.
Causes of Bursitis
induced by infection if there has been a
reasons of bursitis are
utilise, stress or direct trauma to a joint, such as with repeated bumping or prolonged
from kneeling. It can also be induced by trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and acute or chronic infection. Bursitis may also
from an infection, arthritis or gout.
times, the reason is
- Utilise or injury.
- Erroneous posture.
- Abnormal joint position
in association with
diseases or conditions.
- Intermittently from an infection.
reason is not known.
Diagnosis of Bursitis
Bursitis is usually determined
pain or swelling, tenderness, and pain with
of the tissues in the
area. X-ray testing can
calcifications in the bursa when bursitis has been
- Your doctor will
your medical history asking questions such as: When did you first
the pain? How intense was it? What
- Your doctor will
a physical exam to
where the pain is and to
exam relys on which area of the body is
Symptom of Bursitis
Symptom of Bursitis are pain, swelling and tenderness
the bursa and constraint of movement of the joint.
In acute bursitis symptoms
unexpectedly; with chronic bursitis, pain, tenderness, and limited movement
re-emerge after exercise or strain.
the hip joint are deeper, and swelling is not obvious. Movement may be
confined and is
traumatic. In the shoulder, it may be
to raise the arm
from the side of the body. If you have bursitis, you may
- A dull ache or
in the area of your elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, big toe or
- A worsening of pain with motion or pressure
- An area which
swollen or warm to the
- Irregular skin redness in the area of the
Treatment of Bursitis
Treatment of Bursitis is by rest, anti-inflammatory drugs and, in
cases, removal of
fluid around a fine needle fonowed by injection of Cortico-Steroid Drugs into the bursa. Intermittently a bursa subject to recurrent bursitis or persistently
with fluid is
by surgery - a simple approach which can
out with local anaesthetic. Many of these conditions go away on their own. The immediate goal is to
pain and inflammation. Treatments may include:
- Rest and splints
- Heat and cold
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Medications: NSAIDs, Corticosteroids, Antibiotics