Bursitis is the painful swelling of a joint, often caused by repetitive movement or an injury.
Symptoms of bursitis include joint pain, redness and swelling.
You can usually treat bursitis with things like rest, ice packs and painkillers.
To help prevent bursitis, stick to a healthy weight, warm up properly before exercise, and avoid knocking your joints.
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