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
13
Tried for
bursitis (10) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bursitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bursitis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bursitis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) bursitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)

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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bursitis (10) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bursitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
back pain headaches 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
bursitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for bursitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bursitis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bursitis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
hyperactivity insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
  • 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 12
30s 67
40s 145
50s 173
60s 123
70+ 29
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 391
Not Diagnosed 18

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