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What is shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis consists of inflammation of the synovial bursae. These bags are filled with a viscous liquid that protects from friction to the bones, muscles and tendons from the friction between them.

The problem arises when the synovial bursae they become inflamed, since they produce a Intense pain every time certain movements are made with the affected joint. In some cases the pain can become disabling.

Symptoms of shoulder bursitis

Among the different symptoms that you may feel due to shoulder bursitis, the most common are worth noting:

  • Rigidity: The patient may have stiffness due to inflammation of the bursae, which causes the joint to not function properly.
  • Pain: Generally, patients experience pain when moving the joint or performing a specific movement. It should be noted that the pain can be disabling.
  • Swelling: Bursa swelling may be visible to the naked eye. Or you may notice some inflammation and the appearance of the surrounding skin may turn red or red. It is true that there are some cases in which the swelling is excessive.

Causes of shoulder bursitis

Among the different causes of shoulder bursitis, it is worth highlighting mainly the repetition of movements. This can be caused by repetitive shoulder exercises. Or due to movements that put pressure on the bursae, for example due to activities carried out at work.

On the other hand, it is possible that the discomfort of shoulder bursitis was caused by a trauma or injury.

It is also necessary to point out that some diseases like arthritis It can cause inflammation of the joint.

But in general terms, if you do any sports activity or work in a place where shoulder movements are required, it is possible that this is the cause of your bursitis. 

It is true that over the years, people become more likely to suffer from inflammation in the bursae.

How is bursitis treated?

Existing treatments

The first step in treating bursitis is detect the origin what causes it in order to establish a contingency plan to deal with bursitis and, to the extent possible, prevent it from recurring.

The pain will persist until the inflammation disappears Therefore, in many cases it is possible for a traumatologist to prescribe anti-inflammatory treatment.

Once the symptoms have subsided, it is important that the patient works closely with the physiotherapist to obtain increase muscle mass of the shoulder, arm and back.

On the other hand, it is necessary for the physiotherapist to give the patient the necessary tools to perform andstretching exercises to relieve the tension suffered by the shoulder.

Benefits of our treatments

After so many years working on shoulder bursitis, we firmly believe that the long-term solution is to educate the patient so you can combat the symptoms of bursitis. As well as, techniques to increase muscle mass in the affected area so that the probability of its recurrence is reduced.

People who suffer from bursitis are generally caused by sport activities or of movements that are carried out during work. For this reason, it is so important to guarantee that the patient has measures to cope.

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