How can you tell if you are suffering from bursitis and not from arthritis? What are the signs you need to look out for when you have this ailment? Here are some of the more common symptoms that you can expect from bursitis:
- When you feel some pain in one particular area of your body, like your shoulder or your knee, and this is accompanied by swelling, stiffness, and even a feeling of warmth in and around the area, you may be suffering from bursitis.
- If you jog, play squash or tennis, you are likely to suffer from bursitis while playing or after playing these sports. Look for symptoms like pain that worsens when you move, pain around the joints, your skin turning red around the area where you feel the pain and even increased pain when night comes around.
- To rule out other possible reasons for the swelling and the pain, you might need to undergo any of the following procedures: X-rays, ultrasound testing, physical examination by your physician, and a check of your medical history.
- Sometimes when bursitis is brought about by an infection of the bursa, a person may find himself with a fever, sweating, or with chills.