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Heat Bursitis Pain
I have extremely severe pain in my left shoulder and upper arm from bursitis. I've tried heat, cold, physical therapy and meloxicam with no success. ?
Get MRI: If you have 'bursitis' diagnosed by history and physical exam/ X-rays only and have had the treatment you discussed w/out improvement then a good quality MRI scan is indicated. If you've had an MRI scan which confirms above then see a qualified ORS for possible subacromial injection or arthroscopic decompression/rotator cuff repair. Best if Luck! ...Read more
Do what feels best: The corticosteroid shot you had is a long acting but slow release medication-after 2 days we typically expect the medication is just beginning to take effect and it may take a week to really kick in. If you don't feel any improvement at 2 weeks, you should talk to your doctor about other options. Pt or home stretching and strengthening may help. Good luck! ...Read more
Bad shoulder bursitis. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen or cortisone pills not working. Any exercises to help? Very bad pain, cannot sleep from the pain .
Tricky: The shoulder is an incredible joint. However, with injury, we try to stop moving it. Thus, it has a tendency to stiffen up and make movement painful. It is often difficult to judge if it is the injury or the lack of movement that is more painful. Talk to your doctor and therapist and they will direct you to either push through, or rest. ...Read more
Bursitis: The bursa is a type of cushion the body has that is filled with fluid. The clinically significant ones I have seen include shoulder, elbow, below knee cap and below the hip. When these get inflamed they can become quite painful. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or aleve can help with many forms of bursitis. If the pain is severe the dr. Can remove the fluid and inject a steroid which helps si. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bursitis: Bursitis is caused by inflammation of a particular joint. The treatment deals with reducing the inflammation with either a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, steroid injections or oral steroids. Physical therapy may be used to strengthen the muscles and tendons around the joint. See your physician for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Bursitis of the trochanteric bursa (side of the hip), and subacromial bursitis (shoulder) are among the mowst common rheumatology problems seen. They can arise from arthritis, or simply exist by themselves. A cortisone injection, if bursitis exists, almost always gives quick and good relief! if it doesn't, chances are you do not have simple bursitis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PT: There are many different bursae in the body. Hip bursitis (greater trochanter) can be relieved with it band stretching, ice, nsaids, hip abductor strengthening, injection of steroid, and rarely a surgery. Shoulder bursitis can be relieved with physical therapy exercises (stretching and strengthening of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade stabilizing muscles), injections, nsaids, and surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat.: Assuming this is bursitis in the shoulder, a sling might help ease the pain when you're standing/walking, but I doubt it would help when sitting or lying down. Also, using a sling too much can contribute to "frozen shoulder" (AKA "adhesive capsulitis") so it's important to move the shoulder joint in as full a range of motion as tolerable regularly to prevent this condition. ...Read more
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