As with any injury, the athlete should attempt to rest the injured area and avoid any strenuous activity which may further damage the area. A medical specialist may prescribe anti- inflammatory medicine and provide exercises to increase range of movement. In more serious cases, a steroid injection may be used to relieve pain or in some cases an operation to actually remove the bursa (Peterson & Renstrom, 2001). In cases when bursitis is imminently treated symptoms may remove themselves after approximately 2 weeks.
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