Re: Buchholz to see Dr. James Andrews for 2nd opinion
posted at 7/21/2013 6:30 PM EDT
Said this on another thread MRIs are only 93 % in diagnostics Ultra sound is 88%
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation. Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury.
Bursitis can be treated in a number of ways, including:
- Avoiding activities that aggravate the problem
- Resting the injured area
- Icing the area the day of the injury
- Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines
If the condition does not improve in a week, see your doctor.
Your doctor can also prescribe drugs to reduce the inflammation. Corticosteroids, also known simply as "steroids," are often used because they work quickly to decrease the inflammation and pain. Steroids can be injected directly at the site of injury. Injections are often, but not always, effective and can be repeated . However, multiple injections in a several month period are usually avoided due to potential side effects from the injections and the possibility of masking problems that need to be treated differently.
Physical therapy is another treatment option that is often used. This includes range-of-motion exercises and splinting (thumb, forearm, or bands).
Surgery, although rarely needed, may be an option when bursitis does not respond to the other treatment options.
So they have gone thru all of the above and are looking for a second opinion to see what is the next step IMHO. BTW no one should compare bursitis they have had with Clay as you do not throw a baseball every day.
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