Bursa injections are used to reduce inflammation and provide long-term pain relief by diagnosis the source of pain and delivering a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid medications into the synovial fluid filled bursa sacs located adjacent to joints in the body.
WHAT ARE BURSA INJECTIONS?
Bursa injections are usually performed with 10-20 minutes using a local anesthetic to numb the skin. Once the area is numb, a small needle is inserted into or adjacent to the bursa that was determined to be causing pain. After the needle is placed properly, a mixture of an anti-inflammatory steroid and local anesthetic medication is injected. Relief is typically felt within 2-3 days of the injection, or as long s 5-7 days. The length of time relief is felt varies from weeks to months. If the pain returns in the following weeks and months, additional injections may be recommended to increase relief.
Wondering if bursa injections can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET BURSA INJECTIONS?
Bursa injections are an ideal treatment to soothe joint pain for patients who suffer from arthritis and other painful inflammatory diseases. If your joint pain has not improved after trying more conservative treatment options, such as letting the joints rest, using compression methods or taking anti-inflammatory medication, bursa injections can help reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain.
If you suspect bursa injections might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.