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What Is Bursitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Bursitis means inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a sac-like structure that contains a lubricating fluid. When a bursa is repeatedly irritated, the body begins to deposit calcium spicules in that location, causing pain.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health

How Conventional Physicians Treat Bursitis

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The most common conventional therapies for bursitis are cortisone injections and ultrasound therapy. While cortisone may help the pain, it does carry risk. Ultrasound therapy, however, is safe and can be a great help in stubborn bursitis cases.

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What Causes Bursitis?

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The usual cause of bursitis is overuse or abuse. The repeated friction caused by a muscle rubbing over and over a bursa can cause the bursa to become inflamed, leading to pain.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health