The bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a gliding surface for friction free movement between two structures within the body. The bursa can become irritated and painful. Irritation and/or inflammation of a bursal sac can be the result of strain, trauma, injury, repetitive overuse and/or infection.
Locations that bursitis is commonly seen include but are not limited to:
Activities that can be the cause of or associated with bursitis include but are not limited to:
- Repetitive use of arms/hands
- Weight lifting
- Running/Cross Country