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About Bursitis and Tendinitis

Bursa is a bag like structure which contains lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursa of synovial fluid in the body. They are lined with a synovial membrane that secretes a lubricating synovial fluid. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip. Bursitis may also affect knee, heel and the base of your big toe. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion. Tendon is a fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendinitis or tendonitis is an inflammatory condition which affects the tendons. Tendinitis or tendonitis is most commonly caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area. There are many activities that can cause tendinitis, some of them include are gardening, raking, carpentry, cleaning house, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing and pitching.

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