A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and other moving parts, such as muscles, tendons, or skin. Bursitis occurs when a bursa becomes inflamed. People get bursitis by overusing a joint. It can also be caused by an injury. It usually occurs at the knee or elbow. Kneeling or leaning your elbows on a hard surface for a long time can make bursitis start. Doing the same kinds of movements every day or putting stress on joints increases your risk.
- Also known as
- Bursa inflammation
- Joint pain
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Top Medications for Bursitis according to our users
All Medications for Bursitis
Pain reliever > Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
- NaproxenPrescription or OTC
Aleve (Naproxen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, and it lasts longer than other NSAIDs.
- Available dosage forms:
- Delayed release tablet
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