Joint pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including a condition known as bursitis. Although the knees, elbows, shoulders, and hips are the most common areas affected by bursitis, this condition can also affect other areas of your body. If you’re experiencing joint pain and aren’t sure what could be the underlying cause, take a look at this overview of what bursitis is, why it happens, and what you can do to improve it.

Bursitis Explained

Bursitis is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the joints. It occurs when the bursae– fluid-filled cushions that surround bones, muscles, and tendons around your joints–become inflamed (Mayo Clinic). Joints affected by bursitis may feel achy, stiff, swollen, and even painful when touched or bumped. Although the severity of these symptoms can vary, continuing to move and strain affected joints may trigger even more inflammation and, in turn, increased pain and stiffness.

Causes of Bursitis

Many men and women who play a sport or hobby that requires them to perform the same motion over and over again experience bursitis symptoms. However, because most people don’t see a doctor for these symptoms but rather self-treat their joint pain, a large number of people with bursitis don’t know that they have it.

In addition to repeated movements, bursitis can also be caused by an injury or other chronic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Although anyone can experience symptoms, bursitis typically develops and worsens with age.

Treating Bursitis

Because the underlying cause of bursitis is inflammation, most treatment methods involve calming and reducing inflammation to relieve joint pain and stiffness. In some cases, the bursae can become infected, which may require oral antibiotics for treatment (Arthritis Health).

So how is inflammation controlled? Although over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can be used to relieve short-term symptoms, relying on these medications for daily pain relief may come along with adverse side effects. Another treatment option that is often prescribed for joint pain are corticosteroid injections. However, recent research has found that these types of injections may not be as effective as was once thought, and they may even do more harm than good (Journal of the American Medical Association).

Instead of relying on injectable or topical steroids to calm joint pain caused by bursitis or other conditions, you can try naturally-derived Enduras Recovery Cream to help calm inflammation and soothe pain and stiffness without causing adverse effects. In addition, Enduras is a light, non-greasy, and unscented formula, so you can use it as frequently as you like for fast-acting, targeted pain relief right when and where you need it.

What Customers Are Saying

Because joint pain can be caused by so many different factors, many people who have already found amazing pain relief using Enduras have been able to calm multiple areas at the same time.

One customer, Mark, for example, is an avid tennis player who still plays doubles with his wife up to four times per week. Because of this repeated motion, however, Mark has developed constant pain in his shoulder. When he heard about Enduras, he figured he’d give it a try. Here’s what he had to say:

“I tried [Enduras] and it worked on my constantly sore shoulder, so I used it on other problems (including sciatica) and am convinced that this product actually works. Simplicity, ease, and no side effects. It most definitely has enhanced the quality of my life.“

Judy was in a similar situation when she found Enduras. After suffering with painful arthritis in her hands and fingers, she finally found significant relief in Enduras.

“I was skeptical when I was first given a bottle of Enduras Recovery Cream,” Judy says, “but I soon became a believer and use the product regularly! I suffer from painful arthritis in my hands and can relieve it by simply running a small amount of Enduras Recovery Cream on my fingers and palms. It also works wonders on the bursitis in my hip – almost instantly!”