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Bursitis Treatments


Acute bursitis treatment may include some of the following:

  • Resting the affected area
  • Icing the painful area
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications
  • Having a cortisone injection
  • Protecting the area from trauma

Treatment for chronic bursitis may include:

  • Stopping the activity causing pain
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications
  • Protecting the bursa from trauma
  • Having physical therapy, including exercising and applying heat
  • Having a cortisone injection
  • Undergoing surgery

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2020 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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