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how long does it take for bursitis to heal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 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
53 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
28 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Up to a year: Bursitis tends to heal slowly and may take up to a year. As long as there is progressive improvement, you may leave it alone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Depends: The degree of injury and severity of the bursitis will determine the length of time to heal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
46 years experience Podiatry
1-2 weeks: With rest and support as well as anti-inflammatory medication, such as advil, (ibuprofen) it can resolve in 1-2 weeks. It may require additional tre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
It depends: How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: There is no correct answer. Hopefully with rest, ice, compression with an ace bandage, and antiinflammatories, your pain will rapidly decrease. If n ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
Variable : Most cases of elbow bursitis can be resolved with eliminating activities or positions that aggravate the bursa and reducing the inflammation (rest, ic ... Read More
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