The Bursa sac is located in the body in between bone, muscles, tendons and skin. It is filled with a lubricant fluid that decreases friction. Bursitis is when this sac is inflamed. Caused by repetitive motion and impact of the specific area, the main symptom is pain in the area and loss of movement. Bursitis is usually found in the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and the Achilles tendon. To alleviate the pain and strengthen the area you should put ice on the area when you first notice the pain, rest and avoid any activities that aggravate the problem. You may also take some anti-inflammatory medication. If it doesn’t improve you can see a doctor who may prescribe some stronger medications or physical therapy.
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