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how long does it take for bursitis to heal shoulder

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It may not heal: Bursitis may not heal on its own. If it persists more than two weeks have it treated.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Depends: 40's male bemoans "bursitis" as result of "shoulder subluxation". Unusual. Subluxation expected to cause labral &/or tendon injury. These soft tis ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Up to 6 weeks: Shoulder bursitis typically resolves with appropriate treatment within 6 weeks or so. Treatment options include rest, ice, nsaids, and sometimes a su ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Varies: It can be resistant. Usually with meds & exercise , give it 4 weeks. If no better consider injection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-4 weeks: Most tendonitis/bursitis resolves with rest, ice, and nsaid's. If symptoms persist, consider being evaluated by a shoulder specialist. Occasionally, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Shoulder bursitis: If it is not better after 4-5 months, then i would re-consider the diagnosis of bursitis, which should respond to rest in a few weeks. In particular, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Have you seen a doctor for this? If so what treatment was given? Have you had an x ray or mri? You need to provide more specific information.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder bursitis: It depends upon the extent and cause of the bursitis. If relatively small extent: relative rest, ice, heat, pt, exercise, modalities, nsaids, injecti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bursitis: Typically over the counter nsaids, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). Ice may help. If no improvement, consult with an orthopedic surgeon for a di ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Katz
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice: There are a number of causes of bursitis. To deal with the pain start with icing your shoulder for 10-15 min , 3-4 times each day. Also avoid doing ac ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: What do you mean by 'after recovery?'.

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