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What are the best ways to relieve symptoms of bursitis and flare-ups?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Simple measures
To begin with, stop the activity that caused the flare-up.
Rest the affected area as much as you can. Ice the area. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatory meds for pain relief. With these simple measures and time, most flare-ups will calm down. If they do not progressively improve in 7-10 days, see a doctor.

In brief: Simple measures
To begin with, stop the activity that caused the flare-up.
Rest the affected area as much as you can. Ice the area. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatory meds for pain relief. With these simple measures and time, most flare-ups will calm down. If they do not progressively improve in 7-10 days, see a doctor.
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