Can you get bursitis again?

You can get bursitis more than once in the same area. When you have repeated bursitis episodes, it’s considered a chronic (long-lasting) condition. Bursitis may come and go. Repeated flare-ups may damage the bursa and reduce your mobility in that joint.

Is bursitis curable?

Bursitis is usually short-lived, lasting a few hours to a few days. If you don’t rest, it can make your recovery longer. When you have chronic bursitis, painful episodes last several days to weeks. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations to prevent recurring episodes.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/29/2020.

References

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  • Arthritis Foundation. Bursitis. Accessed 6/1/2020.
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  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Bursitis. Accessed 6/1/2020.

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