A bursa is a fluid-filled sac found in the joints that cusions them. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, most commonly caused by repetitive motion. Bursitis can be caused by a bacterial infection and should be treated with antibiotics. Doctors also recommend icing and resting the joint. Read more: Bursitis Article
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Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- indomethacin, Indocin, Indocin-SR (Discontinued Brand in U.S.)
- naproxen - oral, Anaprox, Naprosyn
- naproxen sustained-release - oral, Naprelan
- naproxen suspension - oral, Naprosyn
- indomethacin - oral liquid, Indocin
- indomethacin - oral, Indocin
- naproxen enteric-coated tablet - oral, EC-Naprosyn
- indomethacin - rectal, Indocin
- diclofenac, Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Cambia
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) Dietary Supplement
- etodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)
- sulindac, Clinoril
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- fenoprofen, Nalfon
- salsalate, Amigesic, Salflex, Argesic-SA, Marthritic, Salsitab, Artha-G
- choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate
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