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Ac Joint Bursitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?
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?
Depends on grade: 1= 2-3weeks using ice rest activity modification. 2= some disruption of ligaments ; takes 6-8 weeks. 3=complete dislocation of the joint, all ligaments ; capsule torn, ; the clavicle rides high ; there's noted deformity, this may or may not require surgery depending on which orthopod u c. 2 schools of thought. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on your ---: symptoms and Findings on exam and on the XRs and CT scans. If it requires more time to heal, then it'll be immobilized till its healed; if the joint is displaced due to the severity of the injury or due to the being caught in some muscles or ligaments, then an Open procedure would be needed, to approximate the bones and removal of the soft tissues, and then repair the soft tissues. good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ShoulderArthroscopy/ SubacromialDecompression; Ac Joint Resection in 11/2015. Pain, low endurance, still grinds. Should I get a 2nd opinion?
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