What Is Bursitis?
Bursitis is defined as a bursa swelling (a small bag of fluid) that tends to mitigate and lubricate various areas of the body such as bones, joints, knees, elbows, heels, hips, shoulders and muscles among others. In case joints rub each other or repetitive movement is made within a specific period of time, bursitis is caused. A majority of people who tend to develop it will experience a lot of pain on the affected region and swelling. This in turn will cause the person to have difficulty when it comes to movement and at the same time, can feel some tenderness if the swelling is touched. A mild bursitis can easily improve within few weeks but a severe one may last for more than 6 months which is a clear indication that an individual has an infection. In case you have infected bursae, you can be sure that it will persist until you are treated surgically for the fluid to be drained completely.