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 for bursitis

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
161
Tried for
bursitis (8)

Data from patients with bursitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bursitis (8)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bursitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has bursitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 38 say bursitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 11
30s 61
40s 143
50s 179
60s 125
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 104
40-49 years 85
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 10
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 55
Female 493

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 392
Not Diagnosed 18

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