Bursa Injections in Glen Rock, NJ

Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers Bursa Injections in Glen Rock, NJ

The spine specialists at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ may recommend a Bursa Injection (some refer to a Bursa Injections as shoulder injections, ankle injections, and hip injections) if you have been diagnosed with bursitis. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, which are fluid filled sacs that lubricate the motion of muscle over bone during movement. The bursa can also feel stiff and swell uncomfortably. To treat bursitis, the experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers in  Glen Rock, NJ may recommend Bursa Injections.

How Are Bursa Injections Performed at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Glen Rock, NJ?

Administering a Bursa Injection (or shoulder injection, ankle injection, and hip injection) at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ is a fast and effective procedure. Depending on the area that is being injected, you may need to change into a patient gown. 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.

Next, the skin is cleaned and, using the ultrasound as a guide, a thin needle is passed through your skin to the bursa. The corticosteroid and local anesthetic mixture is injected. This procedure is very quick.

Like many injections, you make feel a dull ache for a couple hours and numbness from the local anesthetic after the Bursa Injection.

Your Bursa Injection Treatment Plan at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ

At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ, Bursa Injections are generally part of an overarching non-surgical treatment plan.  With consideration for the health of your tendons, especially if they are in weight-bearing joints such as your ankles, our physicians and experts may recommend limiting this treatment to one or two injections separated by four to six months.

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 Glen Rock, NJ, request an appointment below.