What is the role of medications in the treatment of regional and local bursitis and tendonitis?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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NSAIDs can decrease inflammation. Corticosteroid infiltrations may provide short-term and, occasionally, long-term benefit. The Achilles tendon sheath must not be injected with corticosteroids because of the risk of tendon rupture. Patients with septic bursitis or tendonitis and systemic symptoms should be admitted for intravenous antibiotic therapy.

See Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tendonitis, and Bursitis.

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