Bursitis is inflammation of the bursea, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion helping ease friction between tissues like bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. Bursitis can affect most joints in the body but is mostly affects people who perform repetitive stress movements.  While not everyone with bursitis has pain, many people experience severe life-impacting pain and physical limitations due to this condition. Bursitis has many different origins and presentations and should always be evaluated by a medical professional.


Illustration of healthy knee bursae vs inflamed from the anterior view (front)


Pain  | Tightness/Stiffness |

Radiation  | Dull/Achy  |  Weakness |Burning |   Loss of normal range of motion


  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)

  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Knee)

  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis (Achilles)

  • Scapulothoracic Bursitis (Scapular)

  • Subacromial Bursitis (Shoulder)

  • Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip) 


Bursitis has many origins and presentations and can affect a patient in many different ways. The region of pain might not be the region that is causing your current issue. Our team of doctors evaluates each patient through a detailed history and comprehensive physical exam that includes a series of dynamic and static tests, postural exam, knee stability test, GAIT analysis, and examination of the lower or upper extremity movement patterns that trigger your symptoms.  This thorough examination will allow us to identify what is causing your pain or dysfunction and begin working on an individualized treatment plan with corrective exercises that fits your exact needs.