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I have been diagnosed with elbow bursitis, and it's been 4 weeks pain and fluid is still present. Would this be normal? How long does bursitis last?

I have been diagnosed with elbow bursitis, and it's been 4 weeks pain and fluid is still present. Would this be normal? How long does bursitis last?

Not normal.: If it is not infected, the bursa is aspirated and injected with cortisone. The recovery would be very fast. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Had a steroid shot in hip due to bursitis and pain had beew aweful, called drs office and they said normal, how long does this usually last?

Had a steroid shot in hip due to bursitis and pain had beew aweful, called drs office and they said normal, how long does this usually last?

Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen and usually will go away on its own in a few days. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and how long does it last?

What is bursitis and how long does it last?

See details: Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, these are fluid filled sac that reduce friction at points muscles or tendon pass across bone. There are over 150 bursas in body. Bursitis can resolve with time but it may need to be treated to have it resolve. ...Read more

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How long does bursitis last?

How long does bursitis last?

NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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I wrecked on my bike and i'm pretty sure I have bursitis in my elbow. How long does it last?

I wrecked on my bike and i'm pretty sure I have bursitis in my elbow. How long does it last?

Where is located at/: It could be you have develop the so called olecranon bursa.If it is small and not inflamed could reabsorb, however in many cases need drainage and corticosteroid injections and occasionally surgical removal. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder bursitis last after recovery?

How long does shoulder bursitis last after recovery?

Not enough info: What do you mean by 'after recovery?'. ...Read more

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How long could swelling accompanied by a hematoma last from olceranin bursitis?

How long could swelling accompanied by a hematoma last from olceranin bursitis?

See below: Ideally your symptoms would resolve more quickly if the olecrannon bursa was drained. ...Read more

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How long does hip bursitis last?

How long does hip bursitis last?

NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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How long should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

How long should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

See details: Hopefully, a single injection should resolve the problem. However, tenderness in this area can occur in conjunction with low back pain. If it does then a local injection will not help. ...Read more

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How long could hip bursitis last after treatment?

How long could hip bursitis last after treatment?

A couple of days: It usually resolves quickly with a local steroid injection. If it perists, it may be secondary to low back issues and not a true bursitis. ...Read more

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