What is bursitis?

Bursitis happens when the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that act as a cushion between bones, tendons, joints, and muscles, become inflamed. 

Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, buttocks, hips, and tighs. When it affects the elbow, it is called tennis elbow.

Bursitis is a painful condition that can restrict movement. Symptoms usually include pain that increases with movement or pressure, tenderness, swelling, and loss of movement.

If you have sharp, shooting pains for more than 2 weeks with excessive swelling, bruising, rash or redness in the affected region, you should seek immediate medical care.