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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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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Signs and symptoms of bursitis condition?

Pain and limited mot: Bursitis or inflammation involving a bursal sack is usually seen with acute pain in a local area. The pain is usually worsened on activity. There may be redness, heat and local swelling as well. Motion of the local area is limited due to the pain. ...Read more

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Is there a non-narcotic pain reliever for the permanent bursitis?

Is there a non-narcotic pain reliever for the permanent bursitis?

Why permanent?: Bursitis is often a secondary cause of another underlying issue.Rarely does bursitis occur spontaneously without some other defect contributing to its occurrence. First get evaluation by physician who specializes in musculoskeletal injury (physiatrist, orthopedics, or sports medicine. Many different meds can be used for bursitis pain & is best discussed with your doc, to see which 1 is right for u. ...Read more

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Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you on a treatment program. Sometiem therapy includes physicial therapy, exercise, injections ...Read more

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60 yr male with untreated bursitis left shoulder 3mos. Does delaying treatment run any risk other than the pain associated with the condition?

60 yr male with untreated bursitis left shoulder 3mos. Does delaying treatment run any risk other than the pain associated with the condition?

Let me ask you: How did reach of diagnosis of bursitis? One two ways, you diagnosis done by physical exam and followed by mri. If that what was done you could give some time. If you did not do the above how do you your shoulder diagnosis? My answer will be no. ...Read more

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Advice on pain; hips & side legs both @ bedtime. Pain side of both lower limbs, occ' front. Suffer bursitis, deg' arth', thoracic spine disease low. ?

Advice on pain; hips & side legs both @ bedtime. Pain side of both lower limbs, occ' front. Suffer bursitis, deg' arth', thoracic spine disease low. ?

Bursitis vs stenosis: Pain like this is most commonly hip bursitis. Stretching the bilateral hips will help. Occasionally you would have to get a bursal injection to help. If these measures do not help then you ned to look in the lumbar spine with an mri. Often lumbar spinal stenosis can cause the same symptoms. If that is the case then sometimes a lumbar esi is the next treatment option. ...Read more