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Old 05-28-2014, 03:37 AM   #1
David Mathews
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Bursitis/Cortisone

Just had an MRI on my right shoulder for a probable rotator cuff tear
but turned out to be bursitis.My doctor wants to inject cortisone into
the bursa to calm it down.Does anyone have experience with this and
does it require any down time or can you continue to train?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: Bursitis/Cortisone

Likely will be symptomatic at best. In my experience, more times than not, cortisone does not help; mainly because the pain is a result of problems elsewhere. After the cortisone wears off, the repetitive stress continues to cause inflammation.

I'd recommend passing on the shot, and find someone that can help correct the issues. If you want me to try to find someone in your area, PM your city and zip code. I'll see what I can come up with.


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Just had an MRI on my right shoulder for a probable rotator cuff tear
but turned out to be bursitis.My doctor wants to inject cortisone into
the bursa to calm it down.Does anyone have experience with this and
does it require any down time or can you continue to train?
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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Re: Bursitis/Cortisone

I get wicked bursitis in my shoulder. Sometimes I want to jam a knife into my shoulder and "pop" the damn thing. I don't really know why it flares up but I link it to my diet. Even when it is horrible, it does not cause me much trouble with my training although it is a psychological issue. It generally goes away as quickly as it comes. My shoulders can feel great when I go to bed but ache like crazy in the morning. A good warm up helps and post workout they feel good.

I don't think years of kipping was particularly good for them.

I am 45 and train hard and often so something always hurts.

I have been really concentrating on boring shoulder related exercises and mobility lately.
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