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Are drugs the most effective treatment for bursitis pain? 

Are drugs the most effective treatment for bursitis pain? 

No: Medication and ice can be effective in the short term and often can clear up bursitis. Usually long term prevention is achieved by isolating the cause (ie poor mechanics) and restoring normal function through a formal therapy program. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment fir bursitis?

Cortisone injection: It depends somewhat of which bursa is involved. Personally, i believe that a local cortisone injection provides the best chance for a quick resolution. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for semmimambrosus bursitis?

What's the best treatment for semmimambrosus bursitis?

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

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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'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?

Not really: Home remedies have little benefit other than time. The bursa can easily be injected with cortisone which almost always resolves the issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis?

What is the treatment for subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis?

PT and medication.: These conditions are part of impingement syndrome and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff. Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided. ...Read more

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What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

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