Bursa Injections in Union, NJ

Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers Bursa Injections in Union, NJ

A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that provides cushion between tendons and bones. Bursae (plural for bursa) can be found in many joints throughout the body such as hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. When a bursa becomes inflamed, you could be diagnosed with bursitis, which is commonly treated with Bursa Injections. The most commonly injected bursa are found in the shoulder and hip. 

The spine specialists at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ might recommend a bursa injection if the affected area is painful and limited in range of motion. A bursa injection (some refer to a Bursa Injections as shoulder injections, ankle injections, and hip injections), 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 Union, NJ

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.

After the Bursa Injection (or shoulder injection, ankle injection, and hip injection), like many injections, you may feel a dull ache for a couple hours and numbness from the local anesthetic.

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

The pain and symptom relief from a bursa injection can last from a couple weeks to several months. In most scenarios, bursa injections are part of an overall plan for treating your condition. 

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