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I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now, can anyone help please?

I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now, can anyone help please?

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

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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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Can sleeping on my back help with subacromial bursitis?

Can sleeping on my back help with subacromial bursitis?

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

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Any advice? I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now and don't know how to get rid of it?

Any advice? I have had bilateral subacromial bursitis for one year now and don't know how to get rid of it?

Therapy program: Most of the time subacromial bursitis will resolve with a course of physical therapy. If it doesn't then a cortisone injection may help. If all else fails, arthroscopic surgery may be indicated. See an orthopaedist to confirm the diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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How is subacromial subdeltoid bursitis treated?

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

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Mri- mild subacromial subdeltoid bursitis with slight hypertrophic changes at the inferior distal clavicle causing mild mass effect w/o injury. Pt??

Mri- mild subacromial subdeltoid bursitis with slight hypertrophic changes at the inferior distal clavicle causing mild mass effect w/o injury. Pt??

Rotator cuff: It sounds as if you have rotator cuff tendonitis with possible impingement. Physical therapy, rest from overhead activities, possible NSAIDs and a cortisone injection are all good options as first-line treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis?

What is the treatment for subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis?

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 more

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

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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