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What can I safely take for bursitis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: BURSITIS OF WHAT?

Bursitis can affect many areas such as the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees.
Local treatment includes topical anti-inflammatories, ice alternating with heat. Local cortisone injections can be helpful. Also oral anti-inflammatories can be helpful also such as advil or aleve (naproxen).

In brief: BURSITIS OF WHAT?

Bursitis can affect many areas such as the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees.
Local treatment includes topical anti-inflammatories, ice alternating with heat. Local cortisone injections can be helpful. Also oral anti-inflammatories can be helpful also such as advil or aleve (naproxen).
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are also uncommon but significant infectious causes of bursitis. Before using steroid injections these should be ruled out.
Dr. Ayo Adu
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually an NSAID

You should check with your primary physician before starting any medication (even over the counter), but usually an anti inflammatory medicine is helpful.

In brief: Usually an NSAID

You should check with your primary physician before starting any medication (even over the counter), but usually an anti inflammatory medicine is helpful.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: NSAIDs

Non steroidal anti- inflammatories, if not medically contraindicated, are the traditional first line medications used for bursitis.
Contraindications include peptic ulcer disease, kidney and cardiac disease among others.

In brief: NSAIDs

Non steroidal anti- inflammatories, if not medically contraindicated, are the traditional first line medications used for bursitis.
Contraindications include peptic ulcer disease, kidney and cardiac disease among others.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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