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Is bursitis contagious?

Is bursitis contagious?

No: Bursitis is "inflammation of a bursa" - in medical terms anything that has "-itis" means " inflammation of..."... Ie: tendonitis, epicondylitis, arthritis..... A bursa is a fluid filled sac that sits where a tendon is attaching to a bone.... And usually overuse of that tendon and its associated muscle can aggravate the bursa - causing bursitis, so nothing at all contagious.... ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 is bursitis ?

Inflammation: Bursa are small sacs of synovial fluid in the body.Although there are more than 150, the most common bursa that people may be told is inflamed are by the shoulder & hip bones (trochanteric bursitis).They tend to be located where muscles & tendons, slide across bone. When bursitis occurs, movement becomes difficult & painful. Treatment may include rest,ice,anti-inflammatory drugs, PT, or injections ...Read more

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What causes bursitis?

What causes bursitis?

Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid filled sac usually over a bony prominence helping to decrease friction. Bursitis can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, infection and various inflammatory processes. ...Read more

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How to treat bursitis?

How to treat bursitis?

Cortisone injection: Bursitis which is a localized inflammation of a bursa usually responds very well to a cortisone injection. Other treatments can be tried such as resting the inflamed area, ice , nsaids, or pt. ...Read more

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How to treat bursitis ?

Bursitis treatment: If not infected ice, good rest and NSAIDs OTC to manage pain and inflammation. Infectious bursitis requires antibiotic therapy, usually IV and sometimes bursectomy. if needed. ...Read more

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What is asubdeltoid bursitis?

What is asubdeltoid bursitis?

Fluid: That builds up in the space (bursa) underneath the deltoid muscle. Can be painful. Can also see fluid there from a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Can heat help my bursitis pain?

At times: If the pain is acute you would want to use ice, if not then moist heat would be best.About 15 minutes is a good time limit for either ice or hat. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause bursitis?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that bursitis is caused by chemotherapy. I would consider an alternative answer. Your physician can help clarify why you have bursitis, is there a variety of other issues that need to be considered. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more