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is there a non-narcotic pain reliever for the permanent bursitis?

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Dr. David Dechellis
Pain Management 13 years experience
Why permanent?: Bursitis is often a secondary cause of another underlying issue.Rarely does bursitis occur spontaneously without some other defect contributing to its occurrence. First get evaluation by physician who specializes in musculoskeletal injury (physiatrist, orthopedics, or sports medicine. Many different meds can be used for bursitis pain & is best discussed with your doc, to see which 1 is right for u.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Several: Drug effectiveness varies from person to person; some will respond well to ibuprofen, others to Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or some combination. Targeted physical therapy, active and passive range of motion, hydrotherapy and resistance (band) work all contribute towards decreasing pain and improving function. Don't forget: reducing the causes of pain, as well as treating the pain itself, is essential.

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