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What is a good way to rehab bursa sac inflammation in the knee?

What is a good way to rehab bursa sac inflammation in the knee?

RICE: And i don't mean the white kind in a bowl with soy sauce. Rest-ice-compression-elevation, especially if it's tender, hard to bend, and hurts at the end of the day. This can help relieve the swelling and pain, along with nsaid's. Keep the knee active, limit high impact activity on it though. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Shoulder bursa sac ruptured 7 yr ago, new image shows no fluid, scar tissue, and inflammation. Did steroid injection, fluid leaking, what can help?

Shoulder bursa sac ruptured 7 yr ago, new image shows no fluid, scar tissue, and inflammation. Did steroid injection, fluid leaking, what can help?

Pain specialist : It's time to see a pain specialist. There are lots of other options, perhaps something like a spinal stimulator that blocks pain signals from getting to your brain, would make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Will draining the bursae help heal the inflammation area quicker and last longer than seeing a physiotherapist?

Will draining the bursae help heal the inflammation area quicker and last longer than seeing a physiotherapist?

Prefer draining : I happen to be a believer in draining large fluid filled bursa and then injecting a tiny amount of corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. I get referrals from physical therapist to do just that because they have a difficult time treating bursitis. If only small fluid, l opt for oral NSAID like Naproxen and some compression tape. ...Read more

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I have severe inflammation in lower back?

I have severe inflammation in lower back?

Statement v question: I am assuming you have back pain. Is this new or chronic? Did you injure yourself or did this start on its own? Is it constant or only with certain positions or activities ? Is there any fever, chills or sweats? Is it affecting your sleep or are you losing weight or appetite? Any leg pains or neurologic symptoms? All the answers to these questions play a role in advising you. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could i remove the bursa sac from my shoulder?

Yes : This can be done by an orthopedic surgeon using minimally invasive surgery. Best thing though is to try conservative measures first ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

Usually...: Infection, arthritis, or other autoimmune inflammation! the best marker is the CRP test. But it can be elevated in certain metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, which has a strong systemic inflammatory component. ...Read more

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What should I do for pain from rotator cuff inflammation and/or tear?

What should I do for pain from rotator cuff inflammation and/or tear?

Seek treatment: An orthopedic shoulder specialist will be able diagnose your conditions and get you on the road to recovery. Otc meds can help, physical therapy and maybe an injection of cortisone. Thank you. ...Read more

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Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Yes: Long term diet changes to decrease inflammation include: limiting saturated fat and trans fats; increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil); limiting intake of carbohydrates that worsen Insulin resistance (highly refined carbs, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, high glycemic index/load carbs); eating natural antioxidants (dark leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, carrots, grapes). ...Read more

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How can I treat the causes of rheumatoid inflammation and not just treat the symptoms?

How can I treat the causes of rheumatoid inflammation and not just treat the symptoms?

RA: Etiology (cause) is unknown. There may be a genetic component, but not a cause. It has been proposed (not proven) that an infection may be a triggering factor in genetically suceptible patient (no specific infection has been identified) . This is clinical diagnosis (symptioms and physical findings). Labs and xrays provide prognostic information. Simply stated there is no cause for ra. ...Read more

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Why do I have so muvh inflammation after five weeks of rotatort cuff surgery? Is that normal?

Yes: This is a difficult recovery and patients often complain of significant achiness like a toothache. ...Read more

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Bursa (Definition)

The bursa is a sac of fluid within a joint in ...Read more