Bursitis

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Bursitis

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What is Bursitis?

bursitis is a condition that causes pain in your shoulder. It occurs when the bursa becomes inflamed and irritated.

The bursa is a fluid-filled sac located between your upper arm bone (humerus) and your shoulder joint. A healthy, normal bursa acts as a cushion to reduce friction between the humerus bone and the shoulder joint capsule during movement.

When you’re active, your muscles contract and relax as they move your arms through their full range of motion. When you’re not active, your muscles remain relaxed and your joints have less movement. This can increase pressure inside the joint cavity, which causes irritation of nearby structures like ligaments or tendons.

If you have bursitis, you may feel pain in the front of your shoulder near where it meets your upper arm bone (humerus). The pain may get worse when pushing things overhead or lifting something heavy overhead with one arm. It may also be worse during physical activity or when using one arm for extended periods at a time (such as playing video games).

What are the types of Bursitis?

There are three types of bursitis: acute, chronic and recurrent.

  • Acute Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that separates the shoulder blade and upper arm bone. The bursa provides lubrication for the shoulder joint, allowing it to move smoothly. This condition is often caused by a sudden injury or overuse of your shoulder, such as from repetitive activities or heavy lifting.
  • Chronic Bursitis is also an inflammation of the bursa, but it lasts longer than acute bursitis does—usually more than three months. It can be caused by repetitive activities or heavy lifting over time. It’s also common in people with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Recurrent Bursitis is similar to chronic bursitis in that it occurs multiple times within a year or two after each episode resolves itself without any treatment. People with diabetes seem to be more likely than others to experience recurrent bursitis.

What are the causes of Bursitis?

Bursitis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the shoulder joint. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the bursa, which is located between the rotator cuff tendons and the acromion process. The build-up of fluid is caused by several factors, including:

  • Improper posture
  • Overuse of arm muscles
  • Trauma to the shoulder joint
  • Age (the risk of developing bursitis increases with age)

What are the symptoms of Bursitis?

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain and tenderness over the front of the shoulder near where your acromial ligament attaches to the upper arm bone (humerus)
  • Tingling, numbness or weakness in your arm
  • Pain with reaching overhead or behind your back
  • Pain with simple movements like turning a doorknob or combing hair
  • Difficulty sleeping on affected side due to pain

What are the risk factors for Bursitis?

bursitis can be caused by a number of things, but some common risk factors include:

  • Excessive or repetitive shoulder movements
  • Injury or injury to the shoulder muscles
  • Age (people over 40 are more likely to suffer from bursitis)
  • Obesity

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Bursitis?

There are some simple exercises you can do to help relieve your symptoms. These include:

  • Stretching – Stretch your arms overhead with your palms facing each other, then lower them back down. Repeat this motion several times.
  • Shoulder Blade Squeezes – Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then, squeeze your shoulder blades together as hard as possible for one minute, then release them and repeat several more times.

What are the treatments for Bursitis?

Treatments for Bursitis can be either conservative or surgical.

Conservative treatments include:

  • Resting the shoulder and avoiding painful activities.
  • Using ice packs, heat packs, or a combination of both on the affected area.
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen.
  • Using a sling to help support your arm while resting.

Surgery should only be considered after you’ve tried conservative treatment methods for at least three months with no improvement in symptoms. Surgery involves removing inflamed bursa tissue from under your acromion bone using either an arthroscope or open surgery method.

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

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What brace is used for Bursitis?

For bursitis, the best brace to use is a Shoulder Stabilizer.

bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which is located on the top of your shoulder. This condition can result from overuse or trauma to your shoulder.

The Shoulder Stabilizer brace helps to prevent further injury by stabilizing your shoulder joint and supporting your rotator cuff muscles.

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