In order to deal properly with bursitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow bursitis to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind bursitis consists of three steps:
|Chronic Infection||2%||Ruled out|
Have you had Bursitis (painful inflammation of joints, usually caused by overuse and/or excess pressure)?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Some, in the past
→ Numerous past episodes
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Both acute and chronic infections, notably staphylococcus, have been known to cause bursitis.
Gout is one possible cause of bursitis.
Syphilis has been known to be an underlying cause of bursitis.
Tuberculosis has been known to be an underlying cause of bursitis.