Bursitis

Bursitis

A common cause of joint pain is bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa. You’ll find a bursa in most of your large joints.

These fluid-filled sacs help your bones, tendons and ligaments glide smoothly across each other. It is often caused by repeated movements that irritate the bursa. One of the best treatments is rest. Ice packs can reduce swelling, and elevating the joint can help drain fluid. Pain killers and anti-inflammatory medication can also help. In severe cases, steroid injections can be given to reduce inflammation.

In most cases, bursitis clears up in a few weeks with the right treatment.

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