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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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Are drugs the most effective treatment for bursitis pain?  

No: Medication and ice can be effective in the short term and often can clear up bursitis. Usually long term prevention is achieved by isolating the cause (ie poor mechanics) and restoring normal function through a formal therapy program. ...Read more

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What is bursitis?

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?

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 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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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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Is bursitis caused by overuse?

Often: Bursitis is a general term that means inflammation of a bursa. The most common causes are overuse, direct trauma to the bursa, and infection. ...Read more

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What does bursitis do over time?

Chronic pain: Chronic bursitis can lead to chronic pain and potentially loss of motion of a joint secondary to bursitis causing pain and limiting the motion of a joint. ...Read more

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

Ice: Ice and stretching are very simple things that can be done at home for bursitis. If given permission by your md over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain medication may also help. ...Read more

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What can be done about bursitis?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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 can I do to relieve bursitis?

Modalities: Try ice alternate with moist heat two to three times a day for no more than 10 minutes. Over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) etc can be used if you don't have any stomach issues with aspirin. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bursitis.?

Describe the features of bursitis.?

Inflammmation: Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated
with pain, swelling and some warmth. It is often related to
overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa
of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and
sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection. ...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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Why do I get bursitis all the time?

A common condition..: And that may be the best diagnosis, but other problems such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can easily be mistaken for bursitis. Speak to your doctor. ...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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So what are the symptoms of bursitis?

Bursitis: Thisbis usually associated with painful motion. Putting joint in certain ranges of motion my create muscle and joint pain. ...Read more

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Does the tetanis shot causes bursitis?

NO: A tetanus immunizaiton should at most cause some local pain and swelling. Bursitis is not a known complicaiton of this common immunizatiion. If you have a bursitis, see your pcp or orthopedist and get it checke out if heat or ice and rest are not helping. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have bursitis or not?

Clinical exam: Can often suggest this diagnosis without the need for other tests. Mri and ultrasound can both be used for further investigation. ...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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Can I die from bursitis if I ignore it?

No BUT: Bursitis is a localized inflammatory process that causes pain. It is usually self-limiting and even if you ignore it, it may resolve in time. ...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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What are some of the tests for Bursitis?

The tests for Bursitis include:: MRI, Xray, Wound or tissue culture, Synovial fluid analysis. ...Read more

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How do I best treat troncateric bursitis?

Injection: Injection of all four bursae around the trochanter with a depot steroid and Lidocaine often resolves it. ...Read more

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Can you get bursitis anywhere in the body?

No: Bursitis will only occur in areas where there is a bursal sack like the knees, hips elbows or shoulders. ...Read more