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How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

Anti-inflammatories : Ac joint pain is usually due to inflammation, either due to trauma or arthritis. Oral and/or injectable steroids are the fastest way to treat inflammation. Ice, rest and nsaid's ate also very helpful treatments, but may take a little longer to work. Sometimes therapy or even surgery may be needed. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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7 days following steriod jab for subachromial bursitis pain is bad unless taking codine is this normal as AC joint feels very sore aswell?

7 days following steriod jab for subachromial bursitis pain is bad unless taking codine is this normal as AC joint feels very sore aswell?

Post-injection pain: Its not uncommon to experience pain lasting for 1-2 days after this type of injection (steroid flare reaction). In a small group of patient the pain can last for up to a week. Injecting too high of a volume into a bursa is another explanation. Infection is possible but less likely if not worsening and no signs of infection (fever, redness, warmth, etc.). Icing & nsaids may help. Notify your doctor. ...Read more

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What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?

What pain medications would you prescribe for  mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?

NSAIDs : Ibuprofen or Naproxen, for example work the best if tolerated and no specific contraindications are in place. Alternatively, Acetaminophen can be used with less anti inflammatory effect. Physical therapy should be part of the plan. ...Read more

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MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

No: Posttraumatic arthritis can take months or longer show up. An auto accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may have been a symptomatic prior to the accident ...Read more

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Ac joint seperation, what to do?

Ac joint seperation, what to do?

Depends on severity: Ac joint separation treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment ranges from a sling for mild injuries up to requiring surgery for the most severe injuries. You should have a doctor evaluate the injury to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

It depends.: Most ac sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

AC sprain: There is no great way to wrap an ac joint. Your best bet is to use a sling for a week or two. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic changes at the AC joint mean and what can cause it shoul i be concerned?

What does hypertrophic changes at the AC joint mean and what can cause it  shoul i be concerned?

Arthritis.: It means arthritis of that joint right on top of the shoulder. It is very common, and oftentimes does not give you symptoms. In that case, nothing needs to be done. However, if it is painful, and not getting better over time, there is a surgical procedure that can eliminate any pain. ...Read more

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How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint, I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint,  I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

Fix pain/instability: Mere widening of your ac (acromioclavicular) joint is not an indication for surgery. Pain from arthritis or osteolysis can cause joint space widening or narrowing and lead to surgery. Trauma or injury can generate instability and widening too (usually with prominence of the end of the clavicle) that can lead to ac joint reconstruction. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more