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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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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...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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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 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 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 should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

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

It depend: Cortisone injection suppose to take care of the bursitis, if it come back that time we may give another shot and if continue to happen we may think of doing surgery to take out surgically. ...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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How long can swelling near a hematoma last from olecranin bursitis? Been over 30 days, no change. Ortho wants an emg done but I have no insurance.

How long can swelling near a hematoma last from olecranin bursitis? Been over 30 days, no change. Ortho wants an emg done but I have no insurance.

EMG: An EMG assesses nerve problems. A hematoma and bursitis are not nerve problems. Therefore, an EMG would probably be of little benefit. If the swelling that you speak of is actually the olecranon bursitis, that type of swelling can last indefinitely. Speak to your physician about this to get further guidance about the treatment of the bursitis. You might also consider seeing a pm&r doc as well. ...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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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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I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

Steroid injection: Steroid injection should not increase your heart rate for more than a few minutes usually. How long did your tachycardia last the previous injection? Are you having chest pain of any kind? Please let us know to see if this needs ER care. ...Read more

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How long does burcitis last when it flares up? What is the best treatment?

How long does burcitis last when it flares up? What is the best treatment?

Few days to weeks: How long it lasts will depend on the patient and the severity of the inflammation, but on average should improve in a few days to a few weeks. Treatment typically starts with NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and gentle therapy and would progress to injections and finally surgery. ...Read more

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Will this bursitis pain last forever?  

Will this bursitis pain last forever?  

No.: Bursitis of the trochanteric bursa (side of the hip), and subacromial bursitis (shoulder) are among the mowst common rheumatology problems seen. They can arise from arthritis, or simply exist by themselves. A cortisone injection, if bursitis exists, almost always gives quick and good relief! If it doesn't, chances are you do not have simple bursitis! ...Read more

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How long does it take for bursitis to go away?

How long does it take for bursitis to go away?

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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Does trochanteric bursitis last forever?

No: It is generally fairly easy to treat and often cure. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How long can it take to fix shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis: It depends upon the extent and cause of the bursitis. If relatively small extent: relative rest, ice, heat, pt, exercise, modalities, nsaids, injections can help. More chronic cases can be more resistant. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from elbow bursitis?

How long does it take to recover from elbow bursitis?

See details: As long as it is not infected, if the bursa is aspirated and injected with cortisone the recovery is very fast. ...Read more

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Why is it taking so long for my shoulder bursitis to heal?

Not enough info: Have you seen a doctor for this? If so what treatment was given? Have you had an x ray or mri? You need to provide more specific information. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does shoulder bursitis take to heal?

Up to 6 weeks: Shoulder bursitis typically resolves with appropriate treatment within 6 weeks or so. Treatment options include rest, ice, nsaids, and sometimes a subacromial steroid shot. Symptoms that don't resolve or that persist should be further investigated to make sure there is not something else going on.... ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for shoulder bursitis to heal?

How long does it normally take for shoulder bursitis to heal?

Varies: It can be resistant. Usually with meds & exercise, give it 4 weeks. If no better consider injection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for shoulder bursitis to heal and recover?

2-4 weeks: Most tendonitis/bursitis resolves with rest, ice, and nsaid's. If symptoms persist, consider being evaluated by a shoulder specialist. Occasionally, a cortisone injection or formal pt may be indicated. Certainly, if symptoms persist beyond this, further workup or teting may be required to look for a more significant injury. ...Read more

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Banged elbow May 16. Got bursitis. Today is Jul 3 & it's greatly improved but not there all the way. How long does elbow bursitis take to fully heal?

Up to a year: Bursitis tends to heal slowly and may take up to a year. As long as there is progressive improvement, you may leave it alone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fix a bursitis of the shoulder? I have rested it for 4/5months & it isn't any better, I have do the ice & hot they don't help.

How long does it take to fix a bursitis of the shoulder? I have rested it for 4/5months & it isn't any better, I have do the ice & hot they don't help.

Shoulder pain: Bursitis doesn't typically last for 4-5 months, unless it is coming from a structural problem. I recommend consulting with a shoulder specialist, get a correct diagnosis, and get started on the road to recovery! If conservative management fails, an MRI or shoulder ultrasound may give additnal information needed to adequately treat your pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does hip bursitis last forever?

No: It can usually be effectively treated with conservative measures. If all conservative therapies fail, the bursa can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Achilles bursitis last for how many days?

Variable: There is no set time. Would depend how you are treating it as well. ...Read more

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How long does heel bursitis usualy take to heal?

1-2 weeks: With rest and support as well as anti-inflammatory medication, such as advil, (ibuprofen) it can resolve in 1-2 weeks. It may require additional treatment and may actually be a plantar fasciitis. There are multiple forms of treatment for these conditions and if it does not resolve with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, should seek professional help. ...Read more

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How long should it take for ankle bursitis to heal?

4 to12 weeks: Ankle bursitis responds well to treatment with antiinflamatories, support, ice, pt. ...Read more

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How long will it take for ankle bursitis to heal totally?

How long will it take for ankle bursitis to heal totally?

Depends: Ankle bursitis is an unclear term. There is an achilles bursitis. If that is what you have, nsaids (topical or oral), therapy, even bracing may be needed for short term. This can persist for up to 3 months. ...Read more