Bursa Injections in Brooklyn, NY

Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers Bursa Injections in Brooklyn, NY

Bursitis, the inflammation of the fluid filled sacs found in joints throughout the body, can be painful and frustrating. Bursa sacs are responsible for lubricating the motion of muscle over bone during movement. The bursa can also feel stiff and swell uncomfortably. When these sacs are inflamed and irritated, simple daily tasks like getting out of bed can be daunting.

If you are suffering from painful bursitis symptoms, the spine specialists at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY may recommend a Bursa Injection treatment (some refer to a Bursa Injections as shoulder injections, ankle injections, and hip injections). 

How Are Bursa Injections Performed at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Brooklyn, NY?

The process of receiving a Bursa Injection (or shoulder injection, ankle injection, and hip injection) at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY is a fast and effective procedure.  Based on the area the receiving the injection, you will lie on a scanning bed while the ultrasound is prepared. The ultrasound machine will help your spine specialist locate the exact area to place the injection. The area will be imaged to locate the bursa.

Using the ultrasound imaging as a guide, your physician will expertly guide a thin needle to the inflamed bursa and inject a mixture of corticosteroid and local anesthetic. The entire procedure is very fast. Some may experience a dull ache for a couple hours and numbness from the local anesthetic after the bursa injection which is normal for injections of all kinds.

Bursa Injection Treatment Plans at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY

The experts and specialist at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY generally perform bursa injections as part of an overarching non-surgical treatment plan. In more extreme cases, a surgical treatment may be recommended. Too many Bursa Injections in a short amount of time can impact the health of your tendons, especially if they are in weight-bearing joints. Our physicians and experts may recommend limiting the number of bursa injections you receive within a specific time frame. 

Bursa Injection treatments generally work fast. In many cases, one injection is all you need. If you would like to learn more about Bursa Injections at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Brooklyn, NY, request an appointment below.