Types of Bursitis
It may be noted that bursitis can occur anywhere in the body where bursae are located. The various types of bursitis include:
1. Subacromial or Subdeltoid Bursitis: This type is associated with the muscle in the arm. Repetitive activities such as pitching of a baseball and lifting of luggage overhead involving an elevated arm cause inflammation of these bursae in the arm causing subacromial or subdeltoid bursitis.
7. Infrapatellar Bursitis: The infrapatellar bursitis is caused by frequent kneeling in upright position. People with occupation involving kneeling in upright position are prone to this type of bursitis.
8. Anserine Bursitis or Knee Bursitis: Patients suffering from anserine bursitis are older, obese females with a history of osteoarthritis of the knees and may suffer from Type 2 diabetes mellitus. These patients have tenderness in the middle part of the knee and experience pain that radiates along the central joint line to the inner thigh and calf (1).
9. Calcaneal Bursitis: This type of bursitis is caused mostly in young athletes due to poor fitting shoes leading to inflammation of bursa present in front of the attachment of the tendon to the heel (1) & (4).
Article by Kona Vishnu, MS
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