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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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 (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (6) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (6) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)

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
7
Tried for
bursitis (11) Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Grogginess Groggy in morning 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Balance problems 7 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (6) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Very tired right after treatment
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fluid retention weight gain 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
  • 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 1
20s 14
30s 66
40s 145
50s 153
60s 74
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 98
40-49 years 81
50-59 years 31
60-69 years 8
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 347
Not Diagnosed 16

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