(swelling, pain, and warmth) of a bursa. A bursa is a flat, fluid-filled sac found between a bone and a tendon
or muscle. It forms a cushion to help the tendon or muscle slide smoothly over the bone. Bursitis
may be caused by long-term overuse, trauma
, rheumatoid arthritis
, or infection
. It usually affects the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, or foot.