I had bursitis in my shoulder years ago. I cant remember what they did for it. All I remember is the pain and them saying" dont let it freeze up". Any ideas??
Hello and welcome to the site! I hope you find the people here as informative, encouraging and friendly as I have.
The burstitus in your should could have been aggravated by a number of things - weather, over use of the affected joint, etc... There is a fluid sac under the shoulder bone and between it and the moving joint. Something has aggravated it and caused it to swell which in turn is causing it to press against nerve endings and causing pain. You can take OTC medicines like Aleve or Motrin which will help the swelling and thereby the pain. Or your Dr could prescribe an antinflammatory (sp?) or give you a steroid shot into the joint itself. Not the world's most pleasant experience, but you'll live through it! You'll want to continue to gently use the joint so that it doesn't "freeze" up. Icing it down several times a day will help with the swelling and pain.
If you opt not to go to the Dr at this point, you definitely should if this continues for more than a week to ten days. As I said, something has aggravated that fluid sac. You may have developed a bone spur, injured or torn a ligament or tendon or muscle that would require an ex-ray or possibly an MRI.
At any rate, I hope this helps you in some way. I wish you the best!
I found when I had bursitis that I had to have relief immediately. It hurt badly and I had to drive 100 miles a day with a stick shift for work, lol. My doc injected it with cortisone and gave me a prescription for an NSAID. I never even had that filled because the cortisone did the trick.
I'm an ice person myself.. Soak in a hot bath to loosen the muscles up, then do sever easy stretches, then put an ice pack on it. and take an Ibuprofen or Motrin. Later on does, just a little exercise, and more ice and pop another anti-inflamatory- do 4 ice downs a day. Some liniment won't hurt either. Of course, I could be way wrong, so it's better to see a doctor.
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