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It is a painful condition that affects many joints of the body.
Bursae are fluid filled sacs(cavities) found near the joints. They act as a cushion and contains a fluid which acts as a lubricant that reduces friction between. Together they help in easy movement of joints.
Sometimes because of some causes this bursa gets irritated and gets swollen(filled with extra fluid) putting pressure on nearby joint, the resultant condition is called bursitis.
JOINTS AFFECTED- Amongst the various joints of the body any one can get affected. Joints near which bursitis can be commonly found are- Shoulder, elbow(tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, student’s elbow), ankle, knee(clergyman knee, housemaid knee) and hips.
Common risk factors are:
Untreated bursitis can lead to progressive or persistent pain with complete loss of movement of joint.