Bursa Injections in Clifton, NJ


The spine and pain management specialists at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Clifton, NJ might recommend a bursa injection (some refer to a Bursa Injections as shoulder injections, ankle injections, and hip injections) if you are suffering from bursitis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa which is a small fluid filled sac that provides cushion between tendons and bones. These bursa sacs are found throughout joints in the body including the hips, knees, shoulders and elbows.

Bursitis is commonly characterized by aches and pain during movement, limited range of motion, pressure, and joint stiffness. In most situations, non-invasive treatments such as rest, ice therapy, heath therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications will be exhausted first, before turning to bursa injections. A Bursa Injection, typically comprised of corticosteroid and local anesthetic, can help to reduce inflammation around the bursa and alleviate pain.

What Happens During a Bursa Injection at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Clifton, NJ

A Bursa Injection (or shoulder injection, ankle injection, and hip injection) at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Clifton, NJ typically takes place in one of our procedure rooms. You will lie on a scanning bed while the ultrasound machine, which helps your spine specialist locate the exact area to place the injection, is prepared. The area will be imaged to locate the inflamed bursa to be injected. 

The skin is cleaned then numbed with a small needle and a numbing agent. Using the ultrasound as a guide, a thin needle is passed through your skin to the bursa and the corticosteroid and local anesthetic mixture is injected. Overall, it is a fast procedure.

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

Like many injections, you may feel a dull ache for a couple hours and numbness from the local anesthetic following a Bursa Injection. The pain and symptom relief from a Bursa Injection can last from a couple weeks to several months. It is important to remember that bursa injections are usually part of an overall plan to treat your condition. 

If you would like to learn more about Bursa Injections at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Clifton, NJ, request an appointment below.