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I have shoulder bursitis. What is the quickest way to treat it?

I have shoulder bursitis. What is the quickest way to treat it?

Steroid injection: This the fastest way to get rid of the pain, followed by anti-infammtory medications( motrin). ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Best way to sleep with shoulder bursitis?

Best way to sleep with shoulder bursitis?

See below: People with bursitis often feel more pain when sleep on the painful shoulder. Try sleeping on your back or the opposite shoulder. ...Read more

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What can be done for rid shoulder bursitis?

What can be done for rid shoulder bursitis?

Surgery not likely: Bursitis refers to an inflamed or irritated bursa. Bursa are common about most joints in our body. Inflammation can result form injury or oversue. Once the underlying injury heals or the oversue is limited, the bursitis will resolve. Adjuvant treatments commonly involve nsaids, physical therapy, and local steroid injections to help potentiate your bodies innate ability to heal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure for shoulder bursitis?

Is it possible to cure for shoulder bursitis?

Yes: Shoulder bursitis can be a chronic problem but can also go away with physical therapy and appropriate medical therapy like nsaid's or cortisone injections for example. ...Read more

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Is rest the best thing for shoulder bursitis ?

Is rest the best thing for  shoulder bursitis ?

No: Do careful pendulum ecercises to maintain mobility or you risk frozen shoulder. ...Read more

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How can I treat shoulder bursitis? I'm a swimmer.

How can I treat shoulder bursitis? I'm a swimmer.

First: make sure you have the right diagnosis for your pain. Seeing a physical medicine doctor is a good place to start. If bursitis is diagnosed, steroids injected into the subacromial bursa under ultrasound guidance can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Will a trigger point massage cure shoulder bursitis?

May or may not: The correct trigger point may help the pain at that site, but not necessarily if it is bursitis which can improve with exercise, heat, ice or even an injection. ...Read more

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Best bra strap for shoulder bursitis?

Not associated: A bra strap does not prevent, help or make shoulder motion more difficult. The repetitive motion of the shoulder along with some collarbone spurs that protrude down into the bursa region can cause inflammation of the bursa and the pain associated with it. Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendon can also cause an irritation of the overlying bursa leading to bursitis as well. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Bursitis (Definition)

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