Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.
The exact cause of this ailment from individual to individual can be elusive and only recently have medical researchers pinned down at least one of the primary contributers to the condition...
In all seriousness, I suppose it isn't this bad, but it is about the most annoying thing I have had to deal with in quite some time. I decided to not blog about it at first in fear of coming across as whiney... but now that I am nearing the 3 week mark I felt that a little space ought to be given for a whine or two.