Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small fluid-filled pads — called bursae (bur-SEE) — that act as cushions among your bones and the tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed.
Repetitive motions or positions that irritate the bursae around a joint (ex. throwing a baseball, leaning on elbows, kneeling)
Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, diabetes
Aching or stiffness of the affected joint
Increased pain when affected joint is moved or pressed on
Physical examination and medical history consultation
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
Antibiotics (if caused by infection)