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Is bursitis treatable with medication?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen sodium are common medications used to treat bursitis.
Heat application, reduced use of the affected area, and targeted exercises are also commonly used.

In brief: Yes
Nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen sodium are common medications used to treat bursitis.
Heat application, reduced use of the affected area, and targeted exercises are also commonly used.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are helpful.

In brief: Yes
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are helpful.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Dr. Thomas Klein
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