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What is shoulder bursitis?

A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. The plural of bursa is bursae. There are 160 bursae in the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Injury or inflammation of a bursa around the shoulder joint occurs causes shoulder bursitis.

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Comment from: seaweed, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 01

I have been a surfer for over 40 years and never had any problems, you can imagine how a surfer relies on shoulders for paddling. I had acute right shoulder and referred arm pain without warning. I tried everything, physiotherapy, cortisone shot, anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and nearly 2 years not surfing, till bingo back in water catching waves with no pain. Now my other shoulder is sore with no warning. Thus here we go again, time seems to be healer for bursitis, so don't give up.

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Comment from: FL, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

My left shoulder has been in constant pain for over 12 months now. Three injections have not helped my shoulder bursitis. In fact the last one made it worse. I am taking pain relief that just does not work, sleep is something that is not productive as it doesn't matter how I lie the pain is like a severe burning. I have a lump in my arm that throbs and have had a lot of time off work. Small help from meditation and gentle exercise.

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