If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s sensible to give rest and home remedies time to work.
Tendonitis and bursitis are usually caused by repetitive activities. These include gardening, shoveling, painting, or playing tennis or golf.
What’s happening when these conditions strike is a strain to the tendons that connect bone to muscle (tendonitis) or inflammation to the bursa, fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction in the joints (bursitis). Since every joint has a bursa, these two conditions often go hand-in-hand.
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