Symptoms of Bursitis

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Symptoms of bursitis include sudden pain, inflammation and pressure in the elbows, knees or other joints. Find out how bursitis is caused by an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacks that cushion the bones with information from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on bursitis symptoms.

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Symptoms of bursitis. The bursa is the soft fluid filled sacs that covers the cushions between the bones and the tendons and the muscles. So, it's near the joints. If you have an inflammation of the bursa, then that's why it's called bursitis because the I T I S means inflammation of the bursa. Many times, I think people have probably seen the tennis elbow, it's very inflamed, very painful, and it's got bursitis in it. Knees you can have bursitis and even the buttocks can have bursitis, and the thighs. This is a sharp sudden pain with increased pressure. Because of the fluid that's around that joint, it causes the pain so bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. And that little fluid sac that fills and cushions around the bones, a tendons, and the muscles, it becomes with more fluid and the more fluid that's in there, which is not supposed to be there will cause the increased pressure what's what cause the sharp sudden pain.


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