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What increases the chances of developing bursitis?

Risk factors for developing bursitis include: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout and diabetes; older age; doing manual jobs or having hobbies that involve repetitive stress or pressure to the affected area; trauma to the skin overlying the bursa (this increases the risk of infection), and; being obese or overweight.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Septic arthritis

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