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Bursitis of the Shoulder

Description

Although this may sound like something from bygone days, it is a very painful⎯and common⎯condition. Bursitis refers to the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac located between the bone and soft tissue. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Gout
  • Hard blow to tip of elbow
  • Infection of bursa caused by bite, scrape or wound
  • Repetitive and prolonged motion or pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Trauma
  • Long periods of pressure on joint—leaning on elbows, sitting or kneeling on hard surfaces

Signs & Symptoms

  • Aches
  • Pain (especially when applying pressure)
  • Redness and warmth (may indicate infection)
  • Restricted movement
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatment

  • Non-surgical treatment of symptoms may include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, icing the affected area, physical therapy and/or corticosterioid injections.

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