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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
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
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
You may have an underlying problem or activity which may predispose to this type of
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
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
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
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
I get bursitis when I exercise but I need to exercise to lower my cholesterol so what should I do?
What is best to take for fluid build up on my elbow? It feels and looks like bursitis which I used to get but about 15 years ago
Ice compress might help the swelling. NSAID like OTC ibuprofen helps reduce inflammation. Take with food if you can. Cold constricts and reduces fluid build up.
Usually these don't go away and need to have it surgically removed. See an Orthopedic surgeon they are the specialists that get rid of the problem so it does not reoccur again. ...Read more
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
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 quick fix: Anti-infamatories, ice and exercise with occasional steroid injection are the treatment. If it just started you should notice improvement within one month. ...Read more
How does someone get diagnosed with bursitis behind their shoulder blade? And what would the treatment be for healing?
Trigger point: Injection with cortisone will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had a right shoulder reconstruction 2 years ago due to instability, I continue to get bursitis, is removal of the bursa an option?
Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) -:
For the pain and swelling would help. Resting the knee in a knee immobilizer would be helpful.
Not kneeling on it would be very important not to have it come back again & again. ...Read more
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
Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. More time? Or normal?
Plantar fasciitis: Give it some more time. The typical treatment would be wear good supportive shoes with an orthotic, stretch your achilles, use ice on your heel, avoid barefoot flat shoes, try otc nsaids. You may need to rest your feet. See your podiatrist in 2-3 weeks if still painful. ...Read more
For bursitis under the shoulder blade do I need to a cortisone shot in my shoulder blade or could I get the shot in my butt cheek?
My dr told me I had knee bursitis 6 months ago but after the swelling went down I still feel pain constantly. How can I get rid of the knee pain?
Go back to your doc: The first step in fixing any problem is an accurate diagnosis. If the swelling has gone away but the pain is continueing it is time to go back to your doctor and get rechecked. This could be as simple as requiring more time to heal or you could have an additional problem such as chondromalacia (a roughening of the underside of the kneecap) or a joint/ tendon injury. ...Read more
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