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How do I treat bursitis in my shoulder?

How do I treat bursitis in my shoulder?

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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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How can I treat chronic shoulder bursitis?

How can I treat chronic shoulder bursitis?

Therapy, injections: Shoulder bursitis generally responds well to conservative care including nsaids, physical therapy, icing, a home shoulder exercise program and occasionally injections. People who fail to improve with 4-6 months of conservative care may require surgical treatment which is generally done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Anyone have advice on how to treat bursitis of the shoulder at home?

Anyone have advice on how to treat bursitis of the shoulder at home?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Assuming the diagnosis of bursitis is correct, initial treatment includes rest from aggravating activities (particularly overhead activities and lifting), ice to the shoulder for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure that you read the warning label before taking these. Do realize that subacromial bursitis often occurs with a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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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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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bursitis in my shoulder?

How can I treat a bursitis in my shoulder?

Usually PT: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone injection maybe considered. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases, after all non-operative measures have failed, and a thorough work up to confirm diagnosis is performed. ...Read more

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How should shoulder bursitis be treated?

See below: Get xrays first. Next, your orthopedist may recommend a trial nsaid's and therapy. Next, if pain persists a subacromial space injection in the shoulder region may be considered. Failed injections and conservative measures may lead to need for an MRI evaluation and possibly even surgical intervention. ...Read more

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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

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Can bursitis in the shoulder be treated by surgery?

Can bursitis in the shoulder be treated by surgery?

Yes: If you have exhausted all nonoperative options, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, activity modifications, and injections either steroid or toradol, then surgery becomes the remaining option. Typical surgery for this would be arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Recovery may take up to 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

Anti-inflammatories: Ac joint pain is usually due to inflammation, either due to trauma or arthritis. Oral and/or injectable steroids are the fastest way to treat inflammation. Ice, rest and nsaid's ate also very helpful treatments, but may take a little longer to work. Sometimes therapy or even surgery may be needed. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is bursitis treatable with medication?

Yes: Most cases of bursitis are inflammatory, and thus can be treated with anti-inflammatories. This includes oral and injectable steroids as well as topical or oral nsaids. Infectious bursitis, called septic bursitis, requires use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have bursitis in my shoulder. What can I take?

I have bursitis in my shoulder. What can I take?

Bursitis: Typically over the counter nsaids, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). Ice may help. If no improvement, consult with an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can be done for the pain of bursitis in my shoulder?

PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone injection maybe considered. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases, after all non-operative measures have failed, and a thorough work up to confirm diagnosis is performed. ...Read more

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Will getting "vital 3" help with bursitis of the shoulder?

Will getting "vital 3" help with bursitis of the shoulder?

Not Likely: Vital 3 is available over-the-counter and has very trace amounts of elements that may be thought of as helping with joint pain or inflammation. Also, bursitis is a very general term and I would almost never use it as primary diagnosis so if you have had trouble for a long time, see a shoulder specialist. If you are looking for available otc meds...I recommend looking elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my shoulder. Is this bursitis?

I have swelling in my shoulder. Is this bursitis?

Probably not: Bursitis is inflammation of the bursal sac between the acromion and rotator cuff. There is rarely enough inflammation to cause swelling. The biceps tendon, which goes along the front of the shoulder can get swollen. Other causes could be a cyst or something called a lipoma. I would see a shoulder specialist. ...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

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What can you do about shoulder bursitis?

Nonspecific: Shoulder bursitis is a common diagnosis but not really an anatomically based diagnosis. Learn more about shoulder pain here:
http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
get a detailed exam with a specialist to tailor a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I think I have shoulder bursitis. Home cure?

I think I have shoulder bursitis. Home cure?

Shoulder bursitis: 2 Aleve (naproxen) 2 time a day with food in your stomach for 5 days. Scapular stabilizer exercises and proper posture. Avoid positions with your arms raised forward ie typing on computer. ...Read more

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Will exercising make shoulder bursitis worse?

Will exercising make shoulder bursitis worse?

Pain?: Pain may worsen depending on the type of physical activity that you engage in. ...Read more

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How long can it take to fix shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis: It depends upon the extent and cause of the bursitis. If relatively small extent: relative rest, ice, heat, pt, exercise, modalities, nsaids, injections can help. More chronic cases can be more resistant. ...Read more

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What can be done about chronic shoulder 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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What can I do/take to deal with shoulder bursitis?

Ice: There are a number of causes of bursitis. To deal with the pain start with icing your shoulder for 10-15 min, 3-4 times each day. Also avoid doing activities over chest level. If you spend lots of time at the computer make sure your elbows are at your side while you are typing/mousing.
You can take nsaids, but beware of taking too much or for too long.
If you don't improve get evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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Why is it taking so long for my shoulder bursitis to heal?

Not enough info: Have you seen a doctor for this? If so what treatment was given? Have you had an x ray or mri? You need to provide more specific information. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does shoulder bursitis take to heal?

Up to 6 weeks: Shoulder bursitis typically resolves with appropriate treatment within 6 weeks or so. Treatment options include rest, ice, nsaids, and sometimes a subacromial steroid shot. Symptoms that don't resolve or that persist should be further investigated to make sure there is not something else going on.... ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for shoulder bursitis to heal?

How long does it normally take for shoulder bursitis to heal?

Varies: It can be resistant. Usually with meds & exercise, give it 4 weeks. If no better consider injection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for shoulder bursitis to heal and recover?

2-4 weeks: Most tendonitis/bursitis resolves with rest, ice, and nsaid's. If symptoms persist, consider being evaluated by a shoulder specialist. Occasionally, a cortisone injection or formal pt may be indicated. Certainly, if symptoms persist beyond this, further workup or teting may be required to look for a more significant injury. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been suffering with my shoulder for couple of years. Any advice? I have been told by doctors I have bursitis?

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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I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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