Did you know that your shoulder is the most common joint for developing bursitis? This painful shoulder condition happens when one of the fluid-filled sacs, or bursa, that cushion your shoulder joint becomes inflamed and causes pain.
Most causes of shoulder bursitis occur from repeating the same motions over and over (overuse). As you continue to use your arm, the bursa swells more and your shoulder bursitis pain increases. At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic doctors follow a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.
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Whether from gradual wear and tear over the years or a recent joint injury, repeat occurrences of shoulder bursitis can lead to a condition that does not go away. Each time your have shoulder bursitis symptoms, each fluid-filled sac gets thicker. This causes fibrous tissues and chalky deposits on the bursae in your shoulder.
Your Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctor will focus on relieving your pain and preventing future problems so you can get back to the things you enjoy in life. Resting your shoulders and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may ease your discomfort and reduce any swelling.
When home treatments do not provide relief, your doctor may recommend a shoulder bursitis injection of corticosteroid medication to speed up your recovery. Physical therapy strengthens your muscles, improves movement, and helps avoid future shoulder problems. In rare cases, surgery is used to remove a bursa, which usually grows back over time and functions normally.
For more information about personalized care, speak with a Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctor.
Dignity Health Central California’s comprehensive orthopedics team diagnoses and treats shoulder bursitis in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.