What is Bursitis? What are the causes, symptoms, complications and prevention of Bursitis? Information on Bursitis
X ray examination shows calcium deposits in half of these cases. When the attack is over, the patient has little or no discomfort until the next attack, which may not occur for months or years.
Chronic bursitis is an on-and-off affair, which is brought on by such factors as changes in the ^weather or excessive use of the joint. It may be the result of acute bursitis or it may take this form right from the start.
Drugs are available that give effective relief. Direct injection of cortisone into the troubled area also gives relief. There is no cure. But as a rule patients are quite comfortable between attacks and are able to do most things they did previously. When there are signs of a fresh attack, prompt treatment can minimize discomfort.
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