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What Is Bursitis?

Bursitis is the irritation or inflammation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac that is filled with lubricating fluid. It is located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. It decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation of the areas in contact.

What Causes Bursitis?

  • Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury. It may also be a natural outcome of the aging process. As tendons age they are able to tolerate lesser stress and become less elastic which are easily susceptible to tear.
  • Overuse or injury to the joint at work or play can also increase a person's risk of bursitis. Examples of high-risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing, and pitching.
  • Incorrect posture at work or home and poor stretching or conditioning before exercise can also lead to bursitis. An abnormal or poorly placed bone or joint (such as length differences in your legs or arthritis in a joint) can put added stress on a bursa sac, causing bursitis.
  • Stress or inflammation from other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disorders, or unusual medication reactions may also increase a person's risk. In addition, an infection can occasionally lead to inflammation of a bursa.

Body parts that are easily affected by bursitis are:

    • Elbow
    • Shoulder
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Achilles tendon


      • Sudden and severe pain
      • Loss of movement in shoulder region – frozen shoulder


Bursitis can be treated in a number of ways, including:

      • Avoiding activities that aggravate the problem
      • Resting the injured area
      • Icing the area immediately after injury
      • Taking OTC medications to ease the pain
      • Physical therapy
      • Surgery

Physical therapy is often used to treat bursitis. This includes range-of-motion exercises and splinting (thumb, forearm, or bands). Physical therapists at Optimum rehab treat bursitis effectively thus removing all root causes that may lead to this degenerative conditions later on.

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30 Wall St., Suite 500
Tel: (917) 267-7470

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232 E. 66th St.
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29-15 Astoria Blvd
Tel: (917) 267-7470

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Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com

232 E. 66th St.,New York, NY 10065

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29-15 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com