Moveable joints (articular joints) are surrounded by one or more bursa sacs. If a bursa sac becomes irritated, it can become inflamed and lead to an arthritic joint pain condition known as bursitis.
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Prepatellar Bursitis Treatment
Septic Bursitis Treatment
Shoulder Bursitis Causes
Inflammation of the shoulder’s large bursa, known as shoulder bursitis, can have many underlying causes, ranging from poor posture to a rotator cuff tear. Even a poorly placed vaccination injection can trigger shoulder bursitis.
Shoulder Bursitis Diagnosis
Shoulder Bursitis Surgery
Shoulder Bursitis Symptoms
The symptoms of shoulder bursitis can range from localized pain and tenderness at the shoulder to radiating pain and muscle weakness.
Shoulder Bursitis Treatment
What Is a Bursa?
A bursa is a tiny, slippery sac of fluid that provides a cushion and reduces friction between the surfaces of a bone and soft tissue. When a bursa becomes inflamed it is called bursitis.