A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons and bones to reduce friction. Bursae are found in different joints throughout the body and act to facilitate smooth movements where muscles and tendons glide over bones.
During this season of winter sports, injuries are common in the younger athlete. Children and teenagers are at particular risk of injuries during growth spurts, a time when they have to continually adjust in areas of coordination and sports skills.
Pelvic girdle pain typically describes pain in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) region which may also include referred pain into the back of the thigh, or in some cases to the pubic symphysis at the front. It is rare for pelvic pain to spread below the knee.