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Anyone have advice on how to treat bursitis of the shoulder at home?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Rest, ice, NSAIDs

Assuming the diagnosis of bursitis is correct, initial treatment includes rest from aggravating activities (particularly overhead activities and lifting), ice to the shoulder for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) such as advil or aleve (naproxen).
Make sure that you read the warning label before taking these. Do realize that subacromial bursitis often occurs with a rotator cuff tear.

In brief: Rest, ice, NSAIDs

Assuming the diagnosis of bursitis is correct, initial treatment includes rest from aggravating activities (particularly overhead activities and lifting), ice to the shoulder for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) such as advil or aleve (naproxen).
Make sure that you read the warning label before taking these. Do realize that subacromial bursitis often occurs with a rotator cuff tear.
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: RICE

Rest ice compression elevation along with stretching and possible physical therapy.

In brief: RICE

Rest ice compression elevation along with stretching and possible physical therapy.
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
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