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Is there any link between Kidney Disease and Bursitis?

By Anonymous April 26, 2009 - 7:22pm
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From my understanding, bursitis is the inflammation of joints (bursae are small sacs that lubricate our joints, and when these become inflamed, this is known as bursitis).

Bursitis is typically not a chronic condition, like kidney disease can be.

Bursitis is usually caused by overuse, but can be caused by an infection, or can be caused by a chronic condition that increases risk of infection (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases), according to the Mayo Clinic.

I am not sure of any "link" between bursitis and kidney disease, unless an infection caused both of these conditions. The treatment could have also been the same (another "link"?), if prescribed antibiotics for bursitis inflammation/infection and kidney disease.

Are you asking this question for yourself or someone else? Can you provide us with more information, such as have you been diagnosed with both of these conditions, and if so, when? Which was diagnosed first, and how has each condition been treated? What type of kidney disease do you have? Where is the bursitis located?

April 26, 2009 - 7:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

I have had a kidney transplant, and the doctors want me to remove old kidneys due to old kidneys causing problems ... could there be a link between the old bad kidneys and me now getting gout and now bursitis in my knee.????????

March 3, 2012 - 7:33am
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