Ischial Bursa Injection
Bursitis is an inflammation or degeneration of the sac-like structures that protect the soft tissues from underlying bony prominences. Bursitis may result from a local insult or be a manifestation of a systemic disease. Examples of the latter include rheumatoid arthritis, tophaceous gout, and sepsis. Adjacent tenosynovitis and calcium apatite deposition disease commonly coexist.
More than 140 bursae have been described in the human body. The clinically important bursae are the trochanteric, subdeltoid, ischiogluteal, pes anserine, iliopsoas, retrocalcaneal and olecranon bursae.
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in interventional treatments. Dr Krishna always performs ischial bursa injections under ultrasound guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety. Ultrasound gives the added advantage of targeting the surrounding tendons and muscles, which can be contributory to pain.