AdventHealth Health Hub: Resolve Your Shoulder Pain From Bursitis

Do you have shoulder bursitis?

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If you are suffering from chronic shoulder pain, you might have shoulder bursitis. Shoulder bursitis occurs when fluid builds up in the sacs between the bones and joint tissues known as the bursa and becomes inflamed. When healthy, bursa sacs provide a cushion that help bones, tendons and muscle move together without friction and pain.

Common Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis

• Dull ache, sharp pain or mild tenderness in the shoulder
• Stiffness or swelling in the shoulder
• Pain when lying on the shoulder
• Pinching pain when raising hand over head

Who’s at risk?

Anyone can develop shoulder bursitis, but professions that involve a lot of repetitive shoulder movement top the list, such as painting and carpentry. Hobbies such as baseball, tennis, lacrosse and weightlifting can also lead to bursitis. Plus, certain conditions increase your chances of developing bursitis including arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease and thyroid disease.

Expert Treatment for Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing chronic shoulder pain, a limited range of motion that interferes with your daily activities or weakness of the shoulder or arm, you should see an orthopedic specialist. Rothman Orthopaedics’ newest physician, G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH, is now seeing patients in Winter Park. To schedule an appointment, call 844-407-4070 or visit TransformingOrtho.com.

 

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