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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles


Bursitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

Cushioning the part of the body affected or using stretching and warming exercises prior to exercise can sometimes prevent bursitis. Using a soft mattress cover or foam mattress can help prevent bursitis of the outer hip region.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

Bursitis can become chronic causing scarring of the bursae and a limited range of motion.

What are the risks to others?

Bursitis is not contagious and does not put others at risk.

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Bursitis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Bill Harrison, MD
Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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