11. Broken Skin
Your joints are responsible for bending and straightening and the area around which this occurs can be an important spot for bursitis. If you notice that the skin around your knee joint, ankle, hip, or shoulders has broken skin, then there is a chance that you may have bursitis. While your doctor will need to diagnose your condition, the broken skin could indicate septic bursitis, which as described prior, is a problematic condition. The best bet here is to monitor your condition and if you have multiple symptoms to go along with broken skin, then chances is you could have bursitis. Consider seeking the advice of your doctor if you notice this symptom and do not let too much time go by if you notice it.