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How long will knee bursitis last if i stay off of it? Its not painful or infected, its already been a little over a week. I really want to go running!

How long will knee bursitis last if i stay off of it? Its not painful or infected, its already been a little over a week. I really want to go running!

Go slow!: Let pain be your guide. Assuming the current conservative treatment is working, slowly start increasing your activity - perhaps just walking, or jogging a short distance. Stop if you get even a "twinge" of pain. Then see how things feel for the next day or so. If there are no signs of aggravating the injury (swelling or pain returns or worsens), then you can try again for a longer distance. ...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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My physio has sent me for a ultrasound scan of my shoulder re subacromial bursitis concerned it is going to be painful as previous scans have been ?

My physio has sent me for a ultrasound scan of my shoulder re subacromial bursitis  concerned it is going to be painful as previous scans have been ?

Shoulder Ultrasound: Painless procedure. Easy to explain findings to patient. Also you can do a dynamic evaluation (moving the shoulder). Skilled musculoskeletal ultrasonographer can do the evaluation in 10-20 minutes. Can be done with you sitting up or lying down. Think you will be pleasantly surprise. ...Read more

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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

See your physician for appropriate diagnosis
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Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice
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Consider PT to correct posture/modify behavior to end root cause
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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if i fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Can I have more children if i fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on how extensive the injury, you may need to consider c section. While you will be able to have children, you will most likely have increased arthritic pain at the si joint that might be exacerbated during progression of the pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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