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Bursitis: Introduction

Bursitis: inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Bursitis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bursitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bursitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Bursitis

Causes of Types of Bursitis:

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Bursitis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Bursitis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Bursitis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Bursitis may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Bursitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Bursitis may include:

  • Ice compress and massage
  • Jin Shin Do shoulder and neck release (acupressure)
  • Rest
  • Heat after initial ice treatment
  • more treatments »

Medications or substances causing Bursitis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bursitis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Bursitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Bursitis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bursitis

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Causes of Bursitis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Bursitis as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Bursitis

This condition involves inflammation of the bursae, small, fluid-filled sacs that help reduce friction between bones and other moving structures in the joints. The inflammation may result from arthritis in the joint or injury or infection of the bursae. Bursitis produces pain and tenderness and may limit the movement of nearby joints. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

This condition involves inflammation of the bursae, small, fluid-filled sacs that help reduce... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Definitions of Bursitis:

Inflammation of a bursa, occasionally accompanied by a calcific deposit in the underlying supraspinatus tendon. The most common site is the subdeltoid bursa. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Bursitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Bursitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bursitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bursitis. Of the 11 causes of Bursitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bursitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Bursitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Bursitis:

Medical Conditions associated with Bursitis:

Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

Symptoms related to Bursitis:

Pyrophosphate arthropathy, Rheumatoid arthritis (17 causes), Rheumatoid disease, Scoliosis (480 causes), Trauma

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