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9/2/2020 Sophia Hogg

Bursitis Treatment

The most common locations of bursitis are the hips, shoulders, knees, elbows, and heels of our foot. Among these, bursitis in hips is the most dangerous and can decrease mobility. There are two types of hip bursitis - trochanteric bursitis and iliopsoas bursa.

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Bursitis Diagnosis

The diagnosis of bursitis can be done by your doctor by checking for tenderness in the hip, shoulders or any other region of the body that has bursitis. Additional tests like blood tests or fluid analysis can be used to diagnose it.

To examine the affected area of bursitis, imaging studies like x-rays, bone scanning, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Bursitis Treatment

Bursitis is treated using three ways - medications, physical therapy, and surgery. Our expert spine specialists exhaust all non-invasive methods of bursitis treatment before recommending minimally invasive hip surgery.

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    Medications - Your spine specialist may prescribe antibiotics to combat the inflammation of the affected organ. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen, naproxen, piroxicam, celecoxib are regularly prescribed to relieve the pain.

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    Physical Therapy - A licensed physiotherapist will help you exercise your body without further damaging your joints and keeping you healthy. Hip strength and flexibility can be enhanced by avoiding activities which may worsen symptoms.

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    Injections - Cortisone injections in the bursa relieve joint pain but should be limited to 3-4 injections per year.

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    Assistive devices - Crutches or walking canes or any other assistive devices can be used to help dissipate the weight on your hips or other areas affected by bursitis.

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    Surgery - Your doctor can remove the bursa if all other options fail. Removing the bursa is safe and helps you lead a relatively normal life.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from debilitating lower back pain, please consult our expert doctors and get the proper treatment.

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