In general, bursitis pain is worsened with stair climbing, squatting and walking for longer periods of time, explains the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Additionally, repetitive stress and overuse during activities such as running or bicycling have been associated with bursitis. It is best to avoid activities that cause pain.
Bursitis occurs when the small fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, that cushion bones and joints become inflamed and irritated, states the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The pain associated with bursitis normally feels sharp and pronounced in early stages and in later stages feels achy in nature. There are many nonsurgical treatments available for this condition such as physical therapy and steroid injection.