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How Bursa Injections Can Help You

man holds a painful elbow Are you in chronic pain? You no longer have to suffer the agony of bursitis. There are proven methods that can relieve the excruciating pain you are experiencing.

Below you will find out what is a Bursa injection and its advantages.

What is Bursa Injection?

A Bursa injection is a treatment for bursitis, a condition that results when the bursa (a small, fluid-filled sac that cushions the bones and muscles near joints) becomes inflamed. The injection is typically a combination of a steroid, and an anesthetic injected directly into the bursa. The steroid helps to reduce inflammation, while the anesthetic numbs the pain. Bursa injections should only be performed by a trained medical professional.

What Does Bursa Injection Treat?

Bursa is a lubricating sac located between tendons and muscles near large joints. It helps reduce friction between these tissues- Bursitis often causes pain and stiffness near the affected joint. Most commonly, bursitis occurs in the shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee.

Bursitis is usually caused by repetitive use or overuse of the joint. This can occur when you play sports or do other physical activities that stress the joint. Bursitis can also result from an injury to the joint or infection.

Treatment for bursitis often includes resting the joint and applying ice to the area to reduce swelling. You may also need to take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen to help with pain and inflammation. If these treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend a corticosteroid injection into the bursa sac.

A corticosteroid injection into the bursa sac can help reduce inflammation and pain in the affected area. The injection usually contains a small amount of anesthetic and a long-acting steroid medication. It’s typically given once every one to three months as needed. In some cases, more than one injection may be necessary to achieve satisfactory results.

After receiving a corticosteroid injection, you should avoid strenuous activity for several days to allow the medication to settle into the bursa sac. Once the medication has had time to work, you can gradually resume your normal activities. However, avoiding any activity that may cause further irritation to the affected joint is important until your symptoms have completely resolved.


Before committing to any unknown specialist, you should prioritize board-certified physicians. At NOVA Interventional Pain and Spine, you can consult well-trained physicians about your chronic pain. Visit their official website or call 14595 to book your appointment.

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