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Bursae (one is a bursa) are fluid-filled sacs that cushion areas of friction between tendon and bone or skin. Like air-filled bubble wrap, these sacs reduce friction between moving parts ...

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    • Hip Bursitis Bursitis of the hip results when the fluid-filled sac (bursa) near the hip becomes inflamed due to localized soft tissue trauma...learn more »
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints, as...learn more »
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      • What are causes and risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis?
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      • What are complications of rheumatoid disease?
      • How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?
      • "First-line" rheumatoid arthritis medications
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      • What are newer treatments for rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy?
      • Rheumatoid arthritis diet and other treatments
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
      • Can rheumatoid arthritis be prevented?
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    • Shoulder Bursitis Shoulder bursitis is inflammation of the shoulder bursa. Bursitis may be caused by injury, infection, or a rheumatic condition....learn more »
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      • What is shoulder bursitis?
      • How does a bursa become inflamed?
      • What are the symptoms of shoulder bursitis? How is shoulder bursitis diagnosed?
      • How is shoulder bursitis treated?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for shoulder bursitis?
      • Can shoulder bursitis be prevented?
    • Elbow Pain Elbow pain is most often the result of tendinitis, which can affect the inner or outer elbow. Treatment includes ice, rest, and...learn more »
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      Elbow Pain Article
      • Elbow pain facts
      • How is the elbow designed, and what is its function?
      • What injuries can cause elbow pain, and what are symptoms and signs of the causes of elbow pain?
      • What are diseases and conditions that can cause elbow pain, and how are they treated?
      • How is elbow pain diagnosed?
      • What are treatments for elbow pain?
      • What is the prognosis of elbow pain?
      • Can elbow pain be prevented?
    • Gout (Gouty Arthritis) Buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint causes gouty arthritis. Symptoms and signs include joint pain, swelling, heat, and...learn more »
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      • Gout facts
      • What is gout?
      • What causes gout?
      • What are risk factors for gout?
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      • When should gout be treated?
      • What is the treatment for gout?
      • Do gout medications have any side effects?
      • What foods should people with gout avoid?
      • What complications are associated with gout?
      • What is the prognosis of gout?
      • Is it possible to prevent gout?
      • What research is being done on gout?
    • Bursitis of the Knee Bursitis of the knee results when any of the three fluid-filled sacs (bursae) become inflamed due to injury or strain. Symptoms...learn more »
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      • Knee bursitis facts
      • What is bursitis?
      • What is knee bursitis?
      • What are causes of knee bursitis?
      • What are knee bursitis symptoms and signs?
      • How is knee bursitis diagnosed?
      • How is prepatellar bursitis of the knee treated?
      • What about the other knee bursae?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) of knee bursitis?
      • Can knee bursitis be prevented?

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