Pain is a fast response to something not working in the manner for which it is accustomed. The shoulder is by far the most common area for bursitis whereas the knee and hip joints are other areas that experience bursitis. When bursitis affects a certain joint in your body, you are likely to feel intense pain upon moving the joints and bones through a full range of motion. When pain is out of control, it is best to seek the advice of a physician to figure out treatment options you can use to mediate the pain. Physical therapy is another great option for anyone with pain associated with bursitis.