Bursitis refers to the inflammation of one or more bursae of synovial joint in the body. Bursitis is caused due to repetitive or minor impact on the area, or it can be due to sudden or more serious injury. In this age factor also plays a role. With the progress in age of the person the tendons will be able to tolerate less stress and will become less elastic, and so they are easier to tear. If there happens to be overuse or injury to the joint during work or play then it can also increase a person's risk of bursitis. Examples of some high-risk activities include gardening, carpentry, shoveling, painting, tennis, golf, throwing, and pitching. If the posture is incorrect at work or home and there is poor stretching or conditioning before exercise it can also cause bursitis. A poorly placed bone or an abnormal joint can also put added stress on a bursa sac thus causing bursitis.
The common symptom found of bursitis is pain. The pain that build up can be gradually or sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present. There will be severe loss of motion in the shoulder which is called "adhesive capsulitis" or frozen shoulder.
Last date updated on July, 2014