By: Na Phan, Medically reviewed by: Dr. Duyen Le.
Bursitis is an inflammation (swelling, redness) of a bag filled with liquid known as synovium. Synovium is usually located around the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, feet. Synovium which acts as a cushion between the bones and surrounding organs such as muscles, tendons, skin, since it enables one to move more easily.
Bursitis often occurs in the joints to move frequently. The disease tends to recur after treatment, unless the cause is stopped.
All of them may have bursitis. However, the older the risk will be higher, especially in people who do the work must be repeated many times an activity, such as painters, gardeners, musicians.
Symptoms of bursitis are quite simple and easy to recognize. These include:
Bursitis but not a serious disease but if not treated properly can become severe. You should contact your doctor right away if:
Overuse and direct trauma in joints are common causes leading to bursitis. The joint injury can happen when you play sports, when lifting heavy objects, or the work must operate more limbs (like scrubbing floors). Also, diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, thyroid disease, and diabetes can also cause bursitis.
The following factors may make you more prone to bursitis than:
There are no risk factors does not mean you cannot get sick. These factors are for reference only. You should consult a specialist doctor for more details.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
Some treatments bursitis usually include:
If the disease remains in remission after 6-12 weeks of treatment. Your doctor may require arthroscopic or open surgery to repair damage and relieve pressure on the synovial pocket.
A physical therapist, occupational therapist or athletic trainer can help you in the reorganization of activities in life to minimize the impact of bursitis.
Doctors diagnosed bursitis based on clinical history and examination. The doctor may also ask to make some diagnostic methods below:
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with Bursitis:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: February 3, 2017 | Last Modified: February 3, 2017