Bursa injections are a low-risk treatment option for the chronic pain of bursitis. These injections target the inflammation and pain of bursitis with the help of an anti-inflammatory steroid medication. If effective, an injection can reduce the pain and inflammation of bursitis anywhere from several months up to a full year.


What Are Bursae?

A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that exists within a joint. They help to keep joints lubricated and able to easily move by providing a protective cushion between bone and skin or between ligaments, muscles, tendons and bones.

There are more than 150 bursae in the average adult body.


Bursitis & Chronic Pain

In some cases, a bursa can become inflamed. This is known as the condition called bursitis. Bursitis can cause significant joint pain which makes it difficult for the person to move and perform normal day-to-day activities without discomfort. It can also cause the affected joint to become immobile. The most common locations for bursitis to develop are the hip, shoulder or elbow.


Common Causes of Bursitis:

  • Infection (septic bursitis)
  • Extreme amounts of friction or repetitive stress
  • Injury
  • Underlying condition
  • Excess strain on joint(s) over a long period of time
  • Age
  • Being overweight


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Genicular nerve block

Sacroiliac joint injection

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Lumbar discography

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