Essay On Bursitis

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Bursitis - An Unimaginable Joint Pain
By Kevin Pederson
Aug 17, 2007
It could be one of the worst pains you ever feel in your entire life. Many have to face this pain in an early stage of their lives due to excessive stress put on the joints. The inflammation of bursa is known as bursitis. In our body we have over 150 bursa sacs. These fluid-filled sacs keep the joints lubricated and cushioned between bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. It makes movement of the joint smooth as butter, avoiding any kind of friction. Due to inflammation bursa cannot play the same part of cushioning and lubricating the joints. In this situation any kind of movement becomes very painful.

A routine activity prolonged over a period of time can result in this condition. When excessive and continuous pressure is applied over a certain area it can result in bursitis. Resting on one's elbow for longer period or bending your elbow frequently can lead to elbow bursitis. Other causes of bursitis can be due to traumatic injury which can result in swelling and inflammation of the bursa. Some common signs and symptoms for bursitis is stiffness or a dull ache, increased pain due to movement or pressure, swelling and redness of skin due to inflammation. General inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may result in bursitis. Common areas
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Complications can happen if inflamed bursa gets infected. This can occur when the inflamed bursa is close to the skin that would be in the case of olecranon bursitis. You can detect an infection if your wounds are around the area of bursitis, accompanied with fever, chill and mild sweats. Diseases like gout, arthritis, staphylococcal infection, tuberculosis, although rarely can increase your chances of

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