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Can you get bursitis anywhere in the body?

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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Why do I get bursitis all the time?

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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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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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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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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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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