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What can I do to make my shoulder bursitis better? Marijuana helps a lot, but I need something legal.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Physical therapy
Physical therapy will cure shoulder bursitis in most cases.
A cortisone shot into the bursa can also be curative. For people who do not respond to those, i will usually get an MRI to determine if there are other problems such as a rotator cuff tear. Not all tears need surgery however.

In brief: Physical therapy
Physical therapy will cure shoulder bursitis in most cases.
A cortisone shot into the bursa can also be curative. For people who do not respond to those, i will usually get an MRI to determine if there are other problems such as a rotator cuff tear. Not all tears need surgery however.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inject or ultrasound
Injection with depot steroid (if not doing heavy lifting) or ultrasound - if the diagnosis is accurate.

In brief: Inject or ultrasound
Injection with depot steroid (if not doing heavy lifting) or ultrasound - if the diagnosis is accurate.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Other way around bes
I never send a patient to pt first.
Very expensive. Need a thorough examination, then nsaids with injection of corticosteroids. If relief is short-lived, than rotator cuff issues become likely. Pt is then used if relief is not optimal. This is the most cost-effective route.

In brief: Other way around bes
I never send a patient to pt first.
Very expensive. Need a thorough examination, then nsaids with injection of corticosteroids. If relief is short-lived, than rotator cuff issues become likely. Pt is then used if relief is not optimal. This is the most cost-effective route.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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