Patient Comments: Bursitis - Treatment


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Comment from: Michèle , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I received a cortisone shot for my right shoulder. I was being treated for bursitis. It was a blessing! My chronic pain (about 4 years) has diminished and I have my life back. Living with pain and trying to do every day things such has brushing my teeth is not a chore anymore.

Comment from: Taj, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

I use sport support band on the most painful area and then slip a folded sheet of kitchen foil between the skin and the band. It stays there till I cannot tolerate the irritation, then I remove it and air the area for some time, apply cream and then I repeat on upper or lower area. It does me good better then all medication for bursitis.

Comment from: Derek, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 11

I've had bursitis in my left shoulder for about a year. I put up with it hoping it would go away, for about 6 months, then got a steroid injection. It was painless (the injection included 2 ml of local anesthetic and 1 ml of steroid) and the effect was instant. I had no more pain and full mobility restored. But after 5 months it has returned and I've just had a second injection, once again, instant relief. The doctor has encouraged kayaking as being excellent exercise and reckons a summer of that will cure it.

Comment from: Ann, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I had bursitis of the hip, and it was difficult to walk up stairs and to go walking. I went to a chiropractor a few times and now I am back to walking and pain free; hopefully it will stay that way, it worked for me!

Comment from: Lee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I have bursitis in the shoulder and was sick of taking drugs and didn't want injections. I have been taking turmeric tablets and Boswellia tablets. I can sleep at night and the ache has gone. I have only been on them for 4 weeks so can't wait till 2 months of taking them.

Comment from: Bec, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I was told I have bursitis in my right shoulder, it is so painful! It radiates down to my wrist. I've been treating with ice packs on and off for an hour at a time, taking anti-inflammatory tablets and also Dolased (calmative) with no relief. My doctor told me that injections of cortisone may help. But this frightens me. Any ideas on cures would be wonderful.

Comment from: jenna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had the injections for bursitis and sadly they didn’t work but I tried a second injection and still no luck. The injection is very painful to have and now I would rather put up with the pain instead of the injection, it’s cruel to be awake for that injection.

Comment from: Brigitte, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have had bursitis diagnosed for about a year in the left hip. It gives me a great deal of discomfort at night and I can feel it the minute I lie in bed. It is not localised to the hip area and stretched down the whole of my leg. It feels as if the tendons inside my leg were pulled like an elastic about to break and at times this feeling goes as far down as my ankle. I have stopped anti inflammatory treatment and have avoided injections to date. if anyone can give me some advice on other treatments i would be very grateful.

Comment from: anonymous, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I had bursitis in my right shoulder last year for six months. And now, my bursitis is gone. I can wear my bra now without the help of my husband and any of my children. My husband who is a seaman read an article in an old newspaper while they are on board that an actor who had been suffering from bursitis used only a topical oil named Oil of Oleia and his bursitis was cured. I bought that kind of topical oil in select drug stores only.

Comment from: Mare, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

Thank you everyone for letting me know that I am not alone in this struggle to adjust to and accept my chronic bilateral trochanteric bursitis. I have had every treatment possible, including surgery and PRP injection (platelet rich plasma), ALL of which were giant wastes of money and time.


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