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How do I treat bursitis in my shoulder?

How do I treat bursitis in my shoulder?

Subacromial steroid: A few subacromial steroid inj pt get rom back before stengthening see orthopod rulle out rotator cuff tear decompression before tearsh ave better outcomes impingment syndrome is the name bursitis can be a symptom of a bigger problem. ...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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How can I treat a bursitis in my shoulder?

How can I treat a 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

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How should shoulder bursitis be treated?

How should shoulder bursitis be treated?

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 more

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How can I treat chronic shoulder bursitis?

How can I treat chronic shoulder bursitis?

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

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I have shoulder bursitis. What is the quickest way to treat it?

I have shoulder bursitis. What is the quickest way to treat it?

Steroid injection: This the fastest way to get rid of the pain, followed by anti-infammtory medications( motrin). ...Read more

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Anyone have advice on how to treat bursitis of the shoulder at home?

Anyone have advice on how to treat bursitis of the shoulder at home?

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 more

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How can I treat shoulder bursitis? I'm a swimmer.

First: make sure you have the right diagnosis for your pain. Seeing a physical medicine doctor is a good place to start. If bursitis is diagnosed, steroids injected into the subacromial bursa under ultrasound guidance can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can bursitis in the shoulder be treated by surgery?

Can bursitis in the shoulder  be treated  by surgery?

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 more

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

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 more

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