bursitis


bur·si·tis

noun \(ˌ)bər-ˈsī-təs\

Definition of BURSITIS

:  inflammation of a bursa (as of the shoulder or elbow)

Origin of BURSITIS

New Latin, from bursa
First Known Use: 1857

bur·si·tis

noun \(ˌ)bər-ˈsīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BURSITIS

: inflammation of a bursa (as of the shoulder or elbow)

bursitis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of the lubricating sac (bursa) over a joint or extension of a joint, or between tendons and muscles or bones, caused by infection, injury, arthritis or gout, calcium deposits along a tendon or joint, or repetitive minor irritation. Common types are “housemaid's knee,” “soldier's heel,” “tennis elbow,” and “weaver's bottom.” Bursitis in the shoulder is the most common form. Usually occurring in people unaccustomed to physical labour, it may be so painful that the affected part cannot be used. Treatment includes rest, heat, mild exercise, and medication to relieve inflammation and remove calcium deposits.

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