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Can I get my bursitis drained or does that not help

Can I get my bursitis drained or does that not help

Depends: We try not to drain it as often the fluid will return worse than before. If it is full of blood often our hand is twisted to remove it to prevent ossification 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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What about if you have bursitis and you don't drain it?

What about if you have bursitis and you don't drain it?

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 more

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What can I do to treat bursitis in my elbow if draining is ineffective?

What can I do to treat bursitis in my elbow if draining is ineffective?

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

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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?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. Let the doctor know if the bursitis does not improve with treatment. If there is increased redness, warmth, pain in the area or if the surrounding skin becomes inflamed, let the doctor know immediately. Read more

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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?

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

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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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Can you get bursitis anywhere in the body?

No: Bursitis will only occur in areas where there is a bursal sack like the knees, hips elbows or shoulders. Read more

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Why are you more likely to get bursitis again?

Possibley: You may have an underlying problem or activity which may predispose to this type of problem if you have 2 or 3 episodes I would get a good exam of the affected area to determine the cause for your problem. Read more

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Once you get bursitis are you more likely to get it again?

Once you get bursitis are you more likely to get it again?

It depends.: It depends upon what caused the bursitis to begin with. Certainly, if you continue the activities that initially caused the bursitis, and you do not change anything else, there is a higher chance that you will get it again. Bursitis prevention includes stretches, strengthening, and modification of the activities that caused the bursitis to begin with. Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get bursitis? Is he right?

Yes: Itit could be something causing pain beside bursitis. If it is bursitis recurrent in type should be treated. Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get bursitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get bursitis off and on?

No: Bursitis is almost always a secondary proble and /or a problem related to use if you have a genetic prblem it would be like something that alters your joint function that would then cause secondary bursitis but in thses case the body adapts and overuse or trauma stillis the problem. Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

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 more

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I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. Read more

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Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Yes: Children have bursas too, albiet small ones, but traua to a bursa can cause inflammation and pain. Bursas usually overly joints which they try to protect due to the exposure of those bones or joints to easy injury, usually blunt trauma. Dr.J. Read more

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Any advice? I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now and don't know how to get rid of it?

Therapy program: Most of the time subacromial bursitis will resolve with a course of physical therapy. If it doesn't then a cortisone injection may help. If all else fails, arthroscopic surgery may be indicated. See an orthopaedist to confirm the diagnosis and guide treatment. Read more

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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

Possible: See an orthopedist. A steroid shot should help, however you need to take care of the problem by muscle balance, stretching, and core strengthening. Evaluating your stride, shoes, bike fit etc to avoid problems in the future. Read more