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Health Information For Teens
Bursitis is swelling and irritation of a bursa. A bursa is a saclike structure that cushions joints. Bursitis (ber-SYE-tiss) usually happens in a shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee. But it can happen in other joints too.
Signs and symptoms of bursitis can include:
Symptoms can vary depending on which joint is involved, what caused the irritation, and how long the person has had bursitis.
Bursitis can happen from:
In teens, the most common cause of bursitis is overuse.
Doctors diagnose bursitis by:
If doctors need more information or to check other injuries, they also might:
Treatment depends on the cause. For bursitis caused by overuse, treatment includes:
To lower the risk of bursitis:
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, damaging a bone, tendon, or joint.
Overuse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
Healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.
Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is an overuse injury that can cause knee pain in teens, especially during growth spurts. Learn more.
Our bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.
It’s fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.
Injuries in tennis are rare, but it’s good to be aware before you play. To minimize your risk of injury while playing tennis, follow these safety tips.
In teens, biceps tendonitis is usually an overuse injury that causes tendons in the upper arm to be swollen or irritated. Most cases heal on their own if you follow a few guidelines from your doctor.
We all get worried or nervous about things. Here are 5 ways to control anxiety.
Physical therapy helps people get back to full strength and movement – and manage pain – in key parts of the body after an illness or injury.
If the tendon just above your heel becomes swollen or irritated due to overuse, it can lead to a painful condition called Achilles tendonitis. Find out how to treat it – and prevent it.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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