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Knee bursitis : Semmimambrosus bursitis likely referring to popliteal (baker's) cyst. Symptomatic cyst treatment is targeted at joint disorder that may be present, such as osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis, or meniscal injury, which may be causing increased synovial fluid & enlarged cyst. Can try knee aspiration/steroid injection, us guided direct cyst aspiration/injection, ortho. ...Read more
Bursitis: Nsaid's (aspirin/advil/motrin/aleve/celebrex, et al) provide both anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects for treating bursitis. For persistent cases, the bursa may be directly injected with corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. Be sure to let your doc know if you're on blood thinner before taking NSAID or have diabetes before getting steroid injections. Take nsaid's w/ food to protect stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?
Impingement: Bursitis/outlet impingement treatment includes modification of activities that produce pain, nsaids, maintenance of shoulder range of motion. Once pain improves (1-2 weeks typically), exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are initiated. Occasionally, a cortisone injection into the bursa may be helpful. ...Read more
Surgery not likely: Bursitis refers to an inflamed or irritated bursa. Bursa are common about most joints in our body. Inflammation can result form injury or oversue. Once the underlying injury heals or the oversue is limited, the bursitis will resolve. Adjuvant treatments commonly involve nsaids, physical therapy, and local steroid injections to help potentiate your bodies innate ability to heal. ...Read more