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Can bursitis be prevented?

Development of bursitis cannot be prevented in all cases, but you can lessen the chances of a flare-up by following these measures: Be careful how you perform repetitive activities. As you age, you are more likely to experience bursitis, so taking care of your joints is important; Protect your joints - wear protective pads on knees, braces on elbows and good-quality shoes for running or hiking; Learn exercises that encourage flexibility and strength, to avoid future injury, and; Maintain a healthy weight to reduce the strain on the affected joints.12812

Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 26 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.7/5 Votes: 905

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