What is Bursitis?

Bursitis- Inflammation or irritation of the bursae (small sacs of lubricating fluid in joints that provide cushioning to muscles, tendons, and skin as they slide across a bone).  Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, stinging pain and localized warmth.  Causes include repetitive movement, rheumatoid arthritis, injury, excessive pressure, gout, and other conditions.

Bursitis Signs & Symptoms:

  • Inflammation (Swelling)
  • Increased pain when the joint is moved or touched
  • More information about bursitis can be found from Medline Plus