Bursitis

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What is bursitis?

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone causing pain and making movement difficult.

Common symptoms reported by people with bursitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bursitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
bursitis (11) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
bursitis (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) bursitis (1)

Data from patients with bursitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bursitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for bursitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
bursitis (11) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux upset stomach
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bursitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bursitis (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness memory problems 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3) bursitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bursitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bursitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 18
30s 65
40s 159
50s 164
60s 88
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 100
40-49 years 82
50-59 years 31
60-69 years 9
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 47
Female 461

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 373
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from bursitis patients who have completed their condition history
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