Shoulder Bursitis

What is the prognosis (outlook) for shoulder bursitis?

The outlook is generally excellent for a full recovery with shoulder bursitis. If the bursitis is accompanied by scarring around the shoulder joint (adhesive capsulitis or "frozen shoulder"), it can require long-term physical therapy.

Can shoulder bursitis be prevented?

By avoiding overuse of the shoulder by excessive straining the shoulder and gradual exercise training, shoulder bursitis can be prevented. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 7/16/2014

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