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March 16th, 2020
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Your joints have a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion for the bones, tendons and muscles. These sacs are called bursae, and there are over 150 of them in your body. When a sack becomes inflamed, it causes pain in the joint. The most common areas for flareups are in your shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, heel and the base of your big toe.

Shoulder Flareups

Bursitis of the shoulder, also called impingement syndrome, happens when the shoulder is injured, overused or infected. Swelling occurs at the top of the arm bone and tip of the shoulder. Redness may be present as well.

When the space between these bones narrows too much for normal motion, the tendons and bursa become irritated and inflamed. Swelling narrows the space even more, which limits motion significantly. With each movement, the bursa and tendons become more pinched between the bones, causing impingement.

Causes and Symptoms of Bursitis of the Shoulder

In addition to overuse and injury, bursitis can also be caused by other problems. People with diabetes are prone to flareups of bursitis. This is also true for those who suffer from arthritis, gout or thyroid disease. Tendonitis is another cause.

Symptoms usually begin with an injury or condition that sparks inflammation. As the tendons and bursa become more irritated, they get thicker with inflammation. This begins a cycle of irritation and swelling that worsens over time.

Treatment

The first step in treating bursitis is to stop the swelling and reduce the inflammation. Any arm motion that causes pain, such as reaching or stretching, should be avoided. Anti-inflammatory medication is given to treat inflammation. This medication also reduces pain and swelling. It may take a few weeks for the flareup to go away. Targeted exercises or physical therapy may be advised after you are pain-free. In the event that the symptoms are persistent, a cortisone injection may be recommended. Cortisone helps with swelling but does not affect pain.

The professionals at Advanced Healing Institute know that you do not want to be slowed down by the discomfort of bursitis. We can help get you back in motion. Call today to schedule your consultation appointment.

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

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Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went in to to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Micheal W.

Dr. Reza Dehdari you are an amazing person. Thank you for going the extra mile on my shoulder after three Doctors told me I needed surgery. You took your time and explained everything about what to expect and to be patient while I heal. And that’s exactly what I did was heal, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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