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Can I Get My Bursitis Drained Or Does That Not Help
Can't always drain: Not all types of bursitis can be drained. There may be inflammation but no fluid. We try to drain any fluid collection in the body and get cell counts, cultures, chemistries and and review the fluid under a microscope. It is important to drain fluid to look for infection. Usually infection, pain relief and the desire to get a diagnosis of the fluid are the main reasons to drain it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical excision: Surgery for noninfected bursa. If elbow bursitis is not a result of infection, surgery may still be needed if nonsurgical treatments do not work. In this case, surgery to remove the bursa is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery does not disturb any muscle, ligament, or joint structures. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband has been diagnosed with elbow bursitis. His doctor tried draining it, but after he stuck the needle in, he said that there was no fluid in there. Is bursitis possible without fluid?
Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?
Prepatellar bursitis: Sounds like prepatellar bursitis. Many pictures on google to help you decide if that is accurate. In general if symptoms improve with rupture and continue to improve as the swelling resolves it is a non-issue and nothing to worry about. If it worsens or new problems develop go to ED for evaluation. ...Read more
If I get repeated troncanteric bursitis and steroid injections do help the pain but it never goes away completely is it likely I have a tear
No change in knee bursitis, over 2 weeks. Still no pain. Cant afford to limit my activity anymore. I need this to get better. Help!
?: If you have not yet seen a doctor for this it might be the best thing on the other hand if it is not painful you might consider just watching it and resuming activity as tolerated good luck. ...Read more
I get repeated troncanteric bursitis helped for few months with steroid injection latest. Scan shows most tendons frayed and fluid in bursa and both tendons what does this mean and what would best treatment be now?
Biomechanical fault: I'm not a firm believer of "chronic trochanteric bursitis" as a definitive diagnosis. Usually the bursitis is a result of biomechanical deficiencies throughout the low back, hip and pelvis. Many times, some weakness or deconditioning is present along with tight muscles, usually in the hips, hamstrings and achilles tendons. A thorough biomechanical evaluation is in order to get at the problem. ...Read more
I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?
Hard to say...: All of the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid injections. Usually, physical therapy or manipulation under anesthesia (basically, wrenching your frozen shoulder loose while you're sedated) is necessary to treat this. Some impingement caused by bursitis or tendinitis is improved with steroid shots. ...Read more
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