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6 Ways to Relieve Bursitis Symptoms

6 Ways to Relieve Bursitis Symptoms

Dealing with bursitis can be a painful and frustrating experience. This condition occurs when the fluid-filled sacs called bursae, which act as cushions between your bones, tendons, and muscles, become inflamed.

Bursitis commonly affects the shoulder, hip, and elbow, but can also occur in other areas of your body, such as your knee, heel, and at the base of your big toe.

If you're suffering from bursitis, our team at Pain Medicine Group can offer you a range of effective solutions. 

Here are several ways we can help relieve your bursitis symptoms and get you back to a pain-free life.

1. Medications

One of the primary approaches to managing bursitis symptoms is through the use of medications. Here at Pain Medicine Group, we offer a variety of pain-relieving medications tailored to suit your specific needs. 

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associated with bursitis. We may also recommend corticosteroid injections to directly target the inflamed bursa and provide immediate relief.

2. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment for bursitis. By injecting concentrated platelets from your own blood into the affected area, PRP stimulates healing and reduces inflammation. We offer PRP therapy as a natural and effective option to alleviate your bursitis symptoms and promote tissue regeneration.

3. Physical therapy

Physical therapy is an excellent noninvasive option for bursitis treatment. Our team of skilled physicians can design a customized exercise program to strengthen the affected area and improve flexibility. Through therapeutic exercises, stretches, and other workouts, physical therapy aims to reduce pain, enhance mobility, and prevent future flare-ups.

4. RICE therapy

We advocate the use of the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy as an initial at-home treatment for bursitis. By resting your affected joint, applying ice packs, using compression bandages, and elevating the area, you can effectively reduce pain and swelling. This simple and accessible method can be incredibly beneficial in the early stages of bursitis.

5. Assistive devices

In certain cases, we may recommend the use of devices like splints, braces, or crutches, which can help stabilize and support your affected joint. By reducing strain and promoting proper alignment, these devices assist in pain management and enhance your healing process.

6. Bursa Injections

Injections for bursitis can provide targeted relief by reducing inflammation and pain. These injections deliver medication directly to the affected area, promoting healing and improving mobility. Consult with your healthcare provider to discuss if this treatment option is suitable for you.

Living with bursitis can be challenging, but with our expertise and comprehensive range of treatments, you can get the relief you’re looking for.

We’re dedicated to finding the most effective solution for you, so don't let bursitis pain hinder your daily life any longer. Schedule an appointment with us by contacting us at the office nearest you in Oviedo or Sarasota, Florida. Call or book online today.

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