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How Do You Treat Bursitis Of The Shoulder
Rest: Osteolysis of the shoulder typically refers to distal clavicle osteolysis which is generally from overuse in weightlifters. This often responds well to nsaids, physical therapy, activity modifications, and injections. If it fails to improve with rest and conservative care, surgery may may be needed. This refers to distal clavicle osteolysis, not osteonecrosis of the shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery or rf ablate: Treatment of chondroblastoma depends on the size, location and patient age. Unusual but benign tumor. Usually treated with surgical scraping of the lesion (curettage) and bone graft of the void. If small radiofrequency (rf) ablation may work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Frozen shoulder: Usually happens after a period of lack of movement of the shoulder, such as after immobilization after an injury. The capsule becomes rigid with scar tissue. There are a number of treatments from physical therapy to manipulation, injections to surgery. See a physician and try non-invasive treatments first. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Patella tendon strap: A patella tendon strap can be helpful alleviating the pain by taking the pressure off the tendon. ...Read more
Depends: An osteochondroma is a benign growth about the knee, it rarely becomes a cancer. As long it does not bother you it can be monitored over time with yearly x-rays. If it becomes larger in size or more painful it should be evaluated sooner rather than later. Sometimes they have to be removed surgically. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteonecrosis: Also called avascular necrosis or avn, this can cause pain and deformity of the joint--caused by decreased blood supply that leads to bone death. If minimal stick with conservative treatments. If significant, may need partial or total knee replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments: Common treatments for achilles tendonitis are gastroc/soleus stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, and eccentric strengthening. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to all the above. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the physician of choice for shoulder injuries. Their specialized surgical training allows them a unique ability to care for diseases and injuries not only of the shoulder but also all the bones of the body. Through careful examination and x-ray/mri/ct scans, shoulder as well as other joint problems can be identified and a treatment plan developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?
See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as an tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more
REST and MODIFY: First, use the standard rest ice compression and use some otc meds such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or something that you have used before safely. Next , certainly modufy or restrict the amount of activity you are doing for a short time finally seek medical attention. Often elbow tendonitis responds very well to conservative methods. Stretching and properly applied braces and stretches. ...Read more
See below: Pain in the shoulder with numbness and tingling in the hands may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
You can't.: The bursa in the shoulder is a potential space between the acromion (bone on top of the shoulder) and the rotator cuff. If you have a bursitis, you can treat it with an occasional steroid injection. If the pain persists you may need to have a surgery to take out the bursa. Get an evaluation with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more
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