Swelling of the Bursa Evaluation
- Swelling and tenderness overlying a joint or bony prominence
The diagnosis of bursitis can usually be made without testing. Tests may be performed in order to look for additional problems.
Tests that may be used to evaluate bursitis include:
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Swelling of the Bursa Similar Conditions
Conditions that cause symptoms similar to bursitis include:
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