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How Do I Treat Bursitis In My Shoulder
Usually PT: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone injection maybe considered. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases, after all non-operative measures have failed, and a thorough work up to confirm diagnosis is performed. ...Read more
See below: Get xrays first. Next, your orthopedist may recommend a trial nsaid's and therapy. Next, if pain persists a subacromial space injection in the shoulder region may be considered. Failed injections and conservative measures may lead to need for an MRI evaluation and possibly even surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Therapy, injections: Shoulder bursitis generally responds well to conservative care including nsaids, physical therapy, icing, a home shoulder exercise program and occasionally injections. People who fail to improve with 4-6 months of conservative care may require surgical treatment which is generally done arthroscopically. ...Read more
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Assuming the diagnosis of bursitis is correct, initial treatment includes rest from aggravating activities (particularly overhead activities and lifting), ice to the shoulder for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure that you read the warning label before taking these. Do realize that subacromial bursitis often occurs with a rotator cuff tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have exhausted all nonoperative options, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, activity modifications, and injections either steroid or toradol, then surgery becomes the remaining option. Typical surgery for this would be arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Recovery may take up to 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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