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What is Bursitis? How is it Treated?

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Relief from the pain of bursitis often happens quickly after this treatment.

Antibiotic use may be indicated if an infection is the source of your bursitis.

Your health care provider may decide to drain the bursa surgically. In severe cases, the bursa may need to be removed by surgery.

Sources:

Bursitis. Mayoclinic.com. Web. 7 Sept. 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bursitis/DS00032

Knee bursitis. Mayoclinic.com. Web. 7 Sept. 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/knee-bursitis/DS00954

Hip Bursitis. Mayoclinic.com. Web. 7 Sept. 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM01997

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Reviewed September 8, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.

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