Order your free Lumps & Bumps bookA bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and tendons and/or muscles around a joint. This helps reduce friction and allows free movement. If a bursa gets inflamed or infected the condition is called bursitis.

Symptoms of Bursitis

When a bursa loses its gliding capabilities and becomes more irritated when moved, pain develops. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness and decreased movement around the joint.

Treatment of Bursitis

Treatment options for bursitis include cortisone injections, ice application and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.