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Can heat help my bursitis pain?

Can heat help my bursitis pain?

At times: If the pain is acute you would want to use ice, if not then moist heat would be best.About 15 minutes is a good time limit for either ice or hat. ...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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Do i ice or heat for bursitis in right hip had a cortisone shot 2 days ago..Not better yet?

Do i ice or heat for bursitis in right hip had a cortisone shot 2 days ago..Not better yet?

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

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Bad shoulder bursitis. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen or cortisone pills not working. Any exercises to help? Very bad pain, cannot sleep from the pain .

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

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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. ?

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

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

How can I ease my bursitis pain?

Ice: Ice and stretching are very simple things that can be done at home for bursitis. If given permission by your md over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain medication may also help. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bursitis.?

Describe the features of bursitis.?

Inflammmation: Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated with pain, swelling and some warmth. It is often related to overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of bursitis?

Bursitis: Thisbis usually associated with painful motion . Putting joint in certain ranges of motion my create muscle and joint pain. ...Read more

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Does the tetanis shot causes bursitis?

NO: A tetanus immunizaiton should at most cause some local pain and swelling. Bursitis is not a known complicaiton of this common immunizatiion. If you have a bursitis, see your pcp or orthopedist and get it checke out if heat or ice and rest are not helping. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have bursitis or not?

How to tell if I have bursitis or not?

Clinical exam: Can often suggest this diagnosis without the need for other tests. Mri and ultrasound can both be used for further investigation. ...Read more

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