Mercy Sports Medicine Expert Dr. Jessalynn Adam Discusses Bursitis, Its Diagnosis and Treatment
Most people don't think about what surrounds their joints until something goes wrong, and that's often the case with bursitis.
Bursitis is often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury.
"A bursa is essentially a fluid-lined sac. We like to think of it as a potential space, and so it's really flat until you get some irritation, then it puffs up, and when that happens, that's what we call bursitis," said Dr. Jessalynn Adam, sports medicine expert with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center.
According to Dr. Adam, bursitis can be painful, but it's often treatable with ice, anti-inflammatories and rest. The most common locations are in the shoulder, elbow and hip.
View Mercy sports medicine expert Dr. Jessalynn Adam’s interview regarding bursitis.
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