bursa is a thin, fluid-filled
sack located near the joints that
assists in lubricating and cushioning
the joints against any pressure.
The fluid that is inside of a
bursa is called synovial fluid
and it is rich in collagen and
protein. Its function is to prevent
the tendons, ligaments, skin,
muscles and bones from rubbing
against each other and to facilitate
easy, painless joint movements.
Bursitis is one of the most common
orthopedics problems and it causes
inflammation and pain around joints,
tendons, and ligaments.
there are over 150 bursae throughout
the body, bursitis only affects
the joints that are used most
frequently. Shoulders, elbows,
hips and knees are the most common
targets of bursitis, but it may
also affect heels and the base
of the foot surrounding the big
toe. It typically affects people
who are over 40 years of age and
bursitis can be cured in approximately
one week, but its recurrence can
be irritating and may disrupt
a person’s lifestyle.