Bursitis (bur-sy-tis) is the inflammation or irritation of the bursae. The bursae is a sac filled with lubricating fluid and located between tissues, such as bone, muscle, tendons and skin, which help to decrease rubbing, friction, and irritation. Bursitis is a painful condition that affects these small lubricating, fluid-filled sacs. Bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. Bursitis occurs most commonly in the shoulder, elbow and hip areas; however, Bursitis can also occur near the knee, heel and the base of the big toe. Predominantly, Bursitis occurs near joints that frequently perform repetitive motion.

Causes or Possible Risk Factors

  • Repetitive motions or positions that irritate the bursae around a joint
  • Repetitive, minor impact on the area or from a sudden, more serious injury
  • Leaning on the elbows for long periods of time
  • Extensive kneeling for tasks such as laying carpet or scrubbing floors
  • Prolonged sitting, particularly on hard surfaces
  • Bursitis can be caused by an injury, an infection, or a pre-existing condition in which crystals can form in the bursae


  • Achy or stiff sensations
  • Increased pain when the affected area is moved or pressed
  • Sharp or shooting pain, especially when exercising or under physical exertion
  • Tenderness is felt even without movement
  • Swelling and redness
  • Loss of movement

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