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What are the most common bursitis problems? 

What are the most common bursitis problems? 

Several.: Bursitis of the trochanteric bursa (side of the hip), and subacromial bursitis (shoulder) are among the mowst common rheumatology problems seen. They can arise from arthritis, or simply exist by themselves. A cortisone injection, if bursitis exists, almost always gives quick and good relief! ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

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


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I am having bursitis problem in my hip mainly when get out of bed in the morning. My CT scan says"mild productive changes at the greater trochanter" ?

I am having bursitis problem in my hip mainly when  get out of bed in the morning. My CT scan says"mild productive changes at the greater trochanter" ?

Hip Bursitis: I am not sure exactly what the term productive means on ct scan but the greater trochanter is the bone prominence you feel along the upper part of the leg. It is a common area for bursitis. Many patients also have pain when they lay on the affected side. A local cortisone/steroid injection into the area can eliminate the problem or certainly reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Can bursitis lead to other medical problems?

Can bursitis lead to other medical problems?

Directly No: Depending where your bursitis is for example the shoulder or hip the problem is typically limited to those areas. When complications can occur is if bursitis is not treated. For example, if you have shoulder bursitis and is quite painful to move it , that could lead to a frozzen shoulder which is more serious. Hip bursitis may make you walk abnormal leading to potential back, hip or knee issues. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper chest left side towards armpit. Ekg normal, xray shows bursitis, MRI shows cyst inside bone, ortho. Says no problem. What now?

Tightness in upper chest left side towards armpit.
Ekg normal, xray shows bursitis, MRI shows cyst inside bone, ortho. Says no problem.  What now?

Need More Exam: Although your ekg was normal you may still have heart problems.You should consult a cardiologist. I doubt this is your problem though. A better physical exam and history may lead to other causes such as myofascial pain or trigger points. Trigger points are extremely common and my be the cause. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors and i told them my huge problems with my hip and they did a X-ray and said that I have bursitits . I'm only 16 how could this be?

I went to the doctors and i told them my huge problems with my hip and they did a X-ray and said that I have bursitits . I'm only 16 how could this be?

It happens: Bursitis is not age specific. Anyone could have it. Hip pain (in general) is divided into three areas: 1) pain at the side - bursitis 2) pain in your groin - arthritis or at your age a cartilage tear 3) back pocket pain - can be nerve related i would do some therapy for stretching, etc. If it doesn't get better and you are not seeting an ortho specialist - go see a hip ortho doctor. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am still in severe pain my MRI from friday shows adhesive capsulitis, burisits and low-grade fraying and partial disruption of the anterior supraspinatus, i had a bursectomy etc why do I have these problems still

Second Opinion: It is unclear from your question if you are having the same pain you were having prior to your shoulder operation and what the primary diagnosis was in recommending a shoulder operation? It is also not entirely clear to me what exactly was done during your operation and why? I recommend you consider a second opinion to first and foremost establish the primary and secondary diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is bursitis ?

Inflammation: Bursa are small sacs of synovial fluid in the body.Although there are more than 150, the most common bursa that people may be told is inflamed are by the shoulder & hip bones (trochanteric bursitis).They tend to be located where muscles & tendons, slide across bone. When bursitis occurs, movement becomes difficult & painful. Treatment may include rest,ice,anti-inflammatory drugs, PT, or injections ...Read more

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What causes bursitis?

What causes bursitis?

Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid filled sac usually over a bony prominence helping to decrease friction. Bursitis can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, infection and various inflammatory processes. ...Read more

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How long does bursitis last?

How long does bursitis last?

NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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What is a cause for bursitis?

Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more

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Is bursitis caused by overuse?

Often: Bursitis is a general term that means inflammation of a bursa. The most common causes are overuse, direct trauma to the bursa, and infection. ...Read more

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What does bursitis do over time?

Chronic pain: Chronic bursitis can lead to chronic pain and potentially loss of motion of a joint secondary to bursitis causing pain and limiting the motion of a joint. ...Read more

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

Ice: Ice and stretching are very simple things that can be done at home for bursitis. If given permission by your md over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain medication may also help. ...Read more

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What can be done about bursitis ?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bursitis?

Bursitis: Tenderness, sometimes redness and swelling, over a tendon or muscular attachment to a bone or joint sometimes caused by bruising or overuse. Get xray and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is bursitis a permanent condition?

Is bursitis a permanent condition?

No: Bursitis is usually the result of overuse, injury, or improper mechanics. You can usually improve bursitis with a short course of medication, physical therapy, and ice. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve bursitis?

Modalities: Try ice alternate with moist heat two to three times a day for no more than 10 minutes. Over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) etc can be used if you don't have any stomach issues with aspirin. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bursitis.?

Describe the features of bursitis.?

Inflammmation: Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated with pain, swelling and some warmth. It is often related to overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bursitis?

Irritation : There are bursa all over your body. They are potential sacks of fluid like deflated deflated balloons. They can fill up with fluid after an injury or in response to irritation. They are found over bony prominence like the knee or the elbow. They can be found deep like in the shoulder wear a tendon rubs over a bone. They can become chronically inflamed or even infected. ...Read more

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Why do I get bursitis all the time?

A common condition..: And that may be the best diagnosis, but other problems such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can easily be mistaken for bursitis. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I safely take for bursitis?

What can I safely take for bursitis?

BURSITIS OF WHAT?: Bursitis can affect many areas such as the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Local treatment includes topical anti-inflammatories, ice alternating with heat. Local cortisone injections can be helpful. Also oral anti-inflammatories can be helpful also such as advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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