(Bursa inflammation)

About Bursitis

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
Symptoms of Bursitis
  • Joint pain
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Top Medications for Bursitis according to our users

Button Group. All currently active
  • All men

  • Brand (generic)% of users who said medication was worth it
  • Naproxen
  • All women

  • Brand (generic)% of users who said medication was worth it
  • Naproxen

All Medications for Bursitis

  • Pain reliever > Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

    • Naproxen
      Prescription or OTC

      Aleve (Naproxen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, and it lasts longer than other NSAIDs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Delayed release tablet
      • Liquid

Medication side effects for Bursitis

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