Bursitis, why you may feel shoulder pain?

If you’ve been experiencing pain on the outer front side of your shoulder. It hurts when you lift your arm above your head. Could be swollen and may at times feel warm.  Those symptoms can mean you have “shoulder bursitis” see your doctor to confirm it.

Shoulder bursitis occurs from repetitive motion in your shoulder and frequently occurs in sports with overhead activities such as swimming, tennis, or throwing.  Also in activities or hobbies like painting or carpentry.

Everyone recovers from injury at a different rate not by how many days or weeks it has been since you felt the pain. In general, the longer you have the symptoms before you start treatment, the longer it will take to get better and could lead to permanent damage.

To prevent it be sure to warm up properly and stretch your shoulder before such activities as throwing, tennis, or swimming. If your shoulder begins to hurt during these activities, you may need to slow down until the pain goes away.

The miracle of ice, ice and ice, this is an irritation or inflammation of the bursa in your shoulder so ice packs on your shoulder for 20 to 30  minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days or until the pain goes away will do wonders.  The following links also include helpful tips to help you recover.

Helpful info and tips:
Overuse injury tips
Bursitis symptoms



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