Tag: Bursitis

Upper Limb

Shoulder Bursitis

Brief Outline of Shoulder Bursitis Shoulder bursitis is not generally an isolated condition, but is usually associated with a rotator cuff tear, or impingement syndrome, and occurs when the region between the upper arm bone (humerus) and tip of the shoulder (acromionI) becomes inflamed. Tennis, baseball, and weight training are all prone to this injury. […]

Knee Bursitis Pes Anserin
Lower Limb

Knee Bursitis

Brief outline of knee bursitis Knee Bursitis can be a painful condition, especially when located in the weight-bearing knee joint. The job of the bursa is to cushion and lubricate the joint, so if it becomes inflamed, pain will occur in most weight-bearing and flexion or extension activities. With three major bursae surrounding the knee there […]

Lower Limb

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Brief Outline of Retrocalcaneal Bursitis The retrocalcaneal bursa helps to lubricate and cushion the tendon as it runs over the heel. This bursa takes a lot of stress during repetitive flexing and extending of the foot, such as during running, walking or jumping. Worn or incorrectly sized footwear or excessive pronation of the foot can […]