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Medical Bursitis in my shoulder

  1. Jun 14, 2012 #1
    I went to the doctor about my shoulder getting achy every once in a while and got an MRI done and the doctor said it was bursitis. Well, my shoulder has been a problem for a few years, ever since I hurt it punching my heavy bag. I felt a sharp pain in my shoulder after it happened, but I didn't go to the doctor or anything at the time. That was about 2 years ago. So I have permanent bursitis? He prescribed physical therapy and I used the rubber band thing to exercise my shoulder. I don't really know if that helped. The doctor made it sound like this is a permanent thing. That makes no sense to me. Could bursitis really persist forever without also accompanied by a persistent cause? It should eventually go away if that was what was causing my pain, right?

    Anyone know of a way to treat bursitis and maybe get rid of it?
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2012 #2

    Evo

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    I'd get a second opinion.

    http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/arthritis-bursitis
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 #3

    Evo

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    Since we do not allow diagnosis here, I am locking the thread.

    Leroy, please see another doctor for a second opinion.
     
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