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Injection: Have you had cortisone injections into the bursa. These help tremendously well in my patients. If the relief doesn't last long, you may want to see a physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the shoulder to get a better workup (likely with an MRI or possibly shoulder arthrogram). ...Read more
Avoid side sleeping: Avoidance of side sleeping or stomach sleeping with arms up under the pillow will be less provocative and help lessen the discomfort from subacromial impingement. Back sleeping is an excellent option. ...Read more
Any advice? I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now and don't know how to get rid of it?
I have subacromial bursitis physio has suggested cortisone injection but as I have had some before which didn't help not sure it will be worth risking?
My physio has sent me for a ultrasound scan of my shoulder re subacromial bursitis concerned it is going to be painful as previous scans have been ?
Shoulder Ultrasound: Painless procedure. Easy to explain findings to patient. Also you can do a dynamic evaluation (moving the shoulder). Skilled musculoskeletal ultrasonographer can do the evaluation in 10-20 minutes. Can be done with you sitting up or lying down. Think you will be pleasantly surprise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication injection: Protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation, and medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen (advil) can be helpful to reduce inflammation and pain fro bursitis. If your bursitis is not infectious, the doctor may inject the bursa with a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. Rarely will require surgery to remove it. Check with your doctor if you could use those medications. ...Read more
Mri- mild subacromial subdeltoid bursitis with slight hypertrophic changes at the inferior distal clavicle causing mild mass effect w/o injury. Pt??
PT and medication.: These conditions are part of impingement syndrome and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff. Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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