How Is Elbow Bursitis Treated?

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I drained some fliud but it came back the next day
Oh, you can’t do it on your own, the more you drain, the more it comes.
That is what happened to me the water keeps coming back
Have your joint aspirated to check for infection. Aspiration involves inserting a needle into the affected elbow joint to remove fluid. The fluid can then be sent to a laboratory and tested for bacteria.

Take antibiotics to treat water on the elbow if your symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed before the specific bacterium is determined to prevent the infection from worsening.

Elevate your elbow to reduce swelling and inflammation. You can prop your elbow up on pillows while watching television or sleeping. Ideally, the elbow should be raised to a position higher than your chest.

Therefore, you can go to see a rheumatologist to check the underlying causes.
Can you ice elbow when you have bursitis
Yes, it's okay to ice, don't over expect though.
What about Bursitis in the foot? I am a heart patient so that interferes with what I can take. What about Xylemend?
For pain pills, Tramado and morphine are okay to use.
Um, non-steroid anti-inflammation drugs raises the risk of heart attack or stroke. Steroid injection impacts the way the heart muscle works. Neither is optimal for you.
For foot, an option is soft cushion like shoes and socks, so you won't feel much pain when you move. A natural way is to take antioxidant supplements or foods rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants like blueberry extract can relieve the inflammation a bit.
I’ve looked at a lot of websites trying to find out if I should use a heating pad or a cold pack for my knee bursitis. It’s been quite painful. I was offered an injection, I’ve been shown Several exercises to do to ease my discomfort, but I was also told to use compresses on my knee. I didn’t get any information on whether I was supposed to use hot or cold compresses or both, Kindly advise at your earliest possible convenience. I await your response. BARBARA A. HEYER bheyer@hotmail.com
Hi Mrs. Heyer, ice pack is recommended since hot pack may make the inflammation worse. A compressive wrap is also recommended to relieve swelling. Another way to reduce swelling is to elevate your knee.
Ice pack 30 min on 30 min off 10 times a day
I had surgery done on my left shoulder recently for a spur and is still having numbness i my left elbow could this be from the spur
Hi Ms. Sandra, spur might be the cause of numbness but there's another possible cause which is nerve damage. Better get an evaluation from your neurologist.
I drained some fliud but it came back the next day
Oh, you can’t do it on your own, the more you drain, the more it comes.
Can you ice elbow when you have bursitis
Yes, it's okay to ice, don't over expect though.
What about Bursitis in the foot? I am a heart patient so that interferes with what I can take. What about Xylemend?
For foot, an option is soft cushion like shoes and socks, so you won't feel much pain when you move. A natural way is to take antioxidant supplements or foods rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants like blueberry extract can relieve the inflammation a bit.
Um, non-steroid anti-inflammation drugs raises the risk of heart attack or stroke. Steroid injection impacts the way the heart muscle works. Neither is optimal for you.
For pain pills, Tramado and morphine are okay to use.
I’ve looked at a lot of websites trying to find out if I should use a heating pad or a cold pack for my knee bursitis. It’s been quite painful. I was offered an injection, I’ve been shown Several exercises to do to ease my discomfort, but I was also told to use compresses on my knee. I didn’t get any information on whether I was supposed to use hot or cold compresses or both, Kindly advise at your earliest possible convenience. I await your response. BARBARA A. HEYER bheyer@hotmail.com
Hi Mrs. Heyer, ice pack is recommended since hot pack may make the inflammation worse. A compressive wrap is also recommended to relieve swelling. Another way to reduce swelling is to elevate your knee.
I had surgery done on my left shoulder recently for a spur and is still having numbness i my left elbow could this be from the spur
Hi Ms. Sandra, spur might be the cause of numbness but there's another possible cause which is nerve damage. Better get an evaluation from your neurologist.
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