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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)

Bursitis is 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" ?

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