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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?

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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Bursitis (Definition)

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


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Myy back doc told me it coulnt be hip bursitis because II wasn't having pain during the day. My pain is only at night an its not all nights.?

Need exam: Just because it is night or day doesn't tell exactly what's wrong
how about getting an exam to see where the
pain is?
Obviously if you are tender over the trochanteric bursa - then that's probably the
source of your pain.
If your back is tender or you have radicular symptoms, then that would need the appropriate treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have bursitis. Not into needles or cortisone shots. Any advice?

My doctor says I have bursitis. Not into needles or cortisone shots. Any advice?

See ORS: My advice would be to get a referral to a board certified ors who sees ' new' shoulder patients frequently. You need a thorough exam / x-rays by a specialist if your pain is not improving w/ time and possibly a nsaid. Almost certain u didn't see an ors as the " impingement test" would confirm your diagnosis of bursitis...Best of luck! ...Read more

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Any of you Doctors had ankle bursitis? Well it's very painful and why isn't there a faster way to heal it? 12 days now! I'm active mom-help

Any of you Doctors had ankle bursitis? Well it's very painful and why isn't there a faster way to heal it? 12 days now! I'm active mom-help

Ankle bursitis?: There is no bursa in the ankle, so who gave you that diagnosis? Most ankle problems are related to tendonitis or ligament tears., and yes they are quite painful. Try ice, Nsaids, support, of ankle which is laced up and can be adjusted thru the day. Get additional follow up if you are not improving as there could also be a problem within the ankle joint itself. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with elbow bursitis. His doctor tried draining it, but after he stuck the needle in, he said that there was no fluid in there. Is bursitis possible without fluid?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. Let the doctor know if the bursitis does not improve with treatment. If there is increased redness, warmth, pain in the area or if the surrounding skin becomes inflamed, let the doctor know immediately. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bursitis in foot to go away? I'm using ice and ibruprofen per my doctor. He wouldn't say how long it would take,

Generally 1-2 weeks: It can just be days, but usually 1 to 2 weeks, if the joint is not used too much and the physician directions about ice and antiinflammatories are followed. ...Read more

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I have intense right shoulder pain. I'm guessing possible bursitis. Advil (ibuprofen) and ice aren't helping. Will anything help before I see the doc in 3 days?

I have intense right shoulder pain. I'm guessing possible bursitis. Advil (ibuprofen) and ice aren't helping. Will anything help before I see the doc in 3 days?

Shoulder pain: Sorry you are having such pain. You may try some moist heat (wet hot towel) wrapped around shoulder alternating with ice packs. This helps with circulation and swelling. You may also try bath soak with epsom salt. ...Read more

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Went to ER for shoulder pain, doctor said bursitis & gave 50mg Prednisone for 5 days. Is it ok to take this w/no taper short term?

No need to taper: There is no need to taper for a short course of steroids. Make sure you have follow up with your doctor following this episode regardless of response. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Ouch!: I am so sorry this happened - it is a rare complication, but as you well know, is very painful. Unfortunately, if you are still having symptoms 15 months out, it is likely this will be a chronic problem, including with future pregnancies. It's not like you can easily put your pelvis in a cast and let it heal. Physical therapy may help, as well as biofeedback techniques to try and put mind over pain. ...Read more

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How painful and how effective is a cortisone shot in the hip? I have had increasing pain in my hip for a handful of years now. I have been told by one doctor that there is osteoarthritis, and by a neurologist that it is trochanteric bursitis. Also some f

If: If you have bursitis, a cortisone shot usually isn't too uncomfortable for the patient. If you have osteoarthritis, the injection is technically more difficult and may be more uncomfortable. A bursitis injection can easily be done in the doctor's office while an intra-articular injection (for osteoarthritis) is often given under x-ray guidance. The response to both may be variable: anything from complete, long-term relief to nothing. The response to injection depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis as well as the efficacy of other concurrent treatment strategies such as activity modification and physical therapy, with suspected bursitis, it is important to evaluate the low back to make sure that the hip pain isn't referred from a bulging disc or sciatica.

With injections in the joint, there may be some accelerated cartilage breakdown secondary to effects of the corticosteroid. The duration of relief, if any, tends to be shorter for these injections as well. There are fewer risks with injections in the bursa. However, if multiple injections are required, there is some concern about the cummulative effects of the corticosteroid that is absorbed in the system and there is probably a reason to look at other treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi I never did this. Well my foot doctor told me I have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didn't help and I did physical therapy and did?

Hi I never did this. Well my foot doctor told me I have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didn't help and I did physical therapy and did?

Common: If you had 'bursitis' of the heel injections may not help and if you had a component of plantar fascitis then PT ('coke- bottle' stretches etc.) is very commonly effective. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I had a toe stress fracture, was diagnosed with bursitis. Not improved so doctor is sending me to get an mri. What would the worst case scenario be?

I had a toe stress fracture, was diagnosed with bursitis. Not improved so doctor is sending me to get an mri. What would the worst case scenario be?

How are you being: Treated? Are you wearing a surgical shoe? If you had a stress fracture of a toe a surgical shoe should help your issue. For bursitits make the sure the shoes are not tight. Either way - these are not hard things to take care of so don't worry. You should be okay. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

I: I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to help prevent swelling. Also refrain from using the finger (e.G typing / texting). If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. If you find that you have lost the range of motion in the finger you should seek help. ...Read more

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Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?

Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?

They may: If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose. Ice helps as well. ...Read more

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Fell on knee 2 months ago. Bad bruise healed but still painful to kneel. No swelling. Bursitis? Chipped bone? See a doctor? Wait for healing? Treatment?

Fell on knee 2 months ago. Bad bruise healed but still painful to kneel. No swelling. Bursitis? Chipped bone? See a doctor? Wait for healing? Treatment?

Ortho evaluation: Symptoms persisting for two months require expert evaluation with radiographic and perhaps mr exams. History and physical exam by orthopedic doctor necessary to determine problem and course of therapy ...Read more

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I went to the doctors and I told them my huge problems with my hip and they did a X-ray and said that I have bursitits. I'm only 16 how could this be?

It happens: Bursitis is not age specific. Anyone could have it. Hip pain (in general) is divided into three areas:
1) pain at the side - bursitis
2) pain in your groin - arthritis or at your age a cartilage tear
3) back pocket pain - can be nerve related

i would do some therapy for stretching, etc. If it doesn't get better and you are not seeting an ortho specialist - go see a hip ortho doctor. ...Read more