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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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What would be treatment option for a 17 year old girl doing modern dance and diagnosed with Iliopsoas Bursitis?How soon can she return to modern dance

What would be treatment option for a 17 year old girl doing modern dance and diagnosed with Iliopsoas Bursitis?How soon can she return to modern dance

Maybe awhile!: Iliopsoas bursitis is not a very common type of bursitis. It could be related to the dance training. It would be helpful to see a physician that treats a lot of dancers. Check the website www.artsmed.org to find a physician with dance experience. How symptoms started is important. Treatment can be rest, anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, possible stretching exercises, Hip X-rays. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is a cause for bursitis?

What is a cause for bursitis?

Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bursitis?

Bursitis: Tenderness, sometimes redness and swelling, over a tendon or muscular attachment to a bone or joint sometimes caused by bruising or overuse. Get xray and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is bursitis a permanent condition?

Is bursitis a permanent condition?

No: Bursitis is usually the result of overuse, injury, or improper mechanics. You can usually improve bursitis with a short course of medication, physical therapy, and ice. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bursitis?

What is the main cause of bursitis?

Irritation : There are bursa all over your body. They are potential sacks of fluid like deflated deflated balloons. They can fill up with fluid after an injury or in response to irritation. They are found over bony prominence like the knee or the elbow. They can be found deep like in the shoulder wear a tendon rubs over a bone. They can become chronically inflamed or even infected. ...Read more

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What can I safely take for bursitis?

What can I safely take for bursitis?

BURSITIS OF WHAT?: Bursitis can affect many areas such as the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Local treatment includes topical anti-inflammatories, ice alternating with heat. Local cortisone injections can be helpful. Also oral anti-inflammatories can be helpful also such as advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Anyone know how to lessen bursitis pain?

Bursitis: Bursitis is caused by inflammation of a particular joint. The treatment deals with reducing the inflammation with either a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, steroid injections or oral steroids. Physical therapy may be used to strengthen the muscles and tendons around the joint. See your physician for treatment options. ...Read more

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What does bursitis do longterm to joing?

What does bursitis do longterm to joing?

Jogging?: A bursa is fluid filled sack that cushions the movement of tendons over bone surfaces, if it gets injured it can scar and develop calcium deposits. These can cause inflammation and pain your treatment includes physical therapy directed exercise to strengthen the muscle and tendons about the bursa to strengthen them and allow to function efficiently. Medication or injections can be used if needed. ...Read more

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