Does Bursitis Ever Go Away?

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The best way to prevent bursitis is to avoid repetitive motion of a joint, especially if you are overweight. Losing weight may reduce the risk of developing bursitis in your legs. If repeated stress on a bursa cannot be avoided, protective gear can help prevent bursitis. For example, carpet layers who spend time kneeling may need protective knee gear.


If you modify your activities and rest the joint, symptoms should go away within days or sometimes weeks. In the meantime,...

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