Bursitis is an inflamation of a sac of fluid called a bursae. This fluid is used as a cushion between bones, tendons and muscles. The sac can become swollen and painful, especially after something repetitive mpvements. Bursitis can be common in people with rheumatid arthritis. Rest, ice to the area, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications are commonlly used to treat bursitis. If the bursitis becomes too bothersome, an injection of corticosteroids may be needed.
Bursitis and Tendinitis Q & A
this nodule sounds like it is in a tendon. Nodules in tendons in the palm of the hand can be quite uncomfortable and most often represent true benign nodules or scarring/fibrosis in the tendon. Sometimes thickening in the tendon can cause the finger to get stuck in a flexed position and you have to pry it open; we call this a trigger finger. If it continues to bother you, the best thing to do would be to see an orthopedist who specializes in hands for consideration of a steroid injection into the tendon. Also, a splint to keep the finger open and stretched might be useful.
Levaquin has been associated with rupture of tendons. With pain symptoms only, there are many potential causes of that from trauma to strain. When pain persists for more than a few weeks, an orthopedic consultation is in order.
There are many causes of knee pain and its tough to diagnose over the web. You may be experiencing chondromalacia patellae or rubbing of the underside of the kneecap, especially noted when walking up stairs. Or you might have a soft tissue problem such as a bursitits or tendinitis. Quad strenthening may help.
Review your symptoms with your rheumatologist. It is likely that your pain is not coming from your true hip joints, but from the soft tissues around the hips, possibly the trochanteric bursa at the lateral part of the hip. Often, heat, physical therapy and injections of steroids help considerably.