SUBACROMIAL BURSITIS

What is Subacromial Bursitis?

Patients with Subacromial Bursitis will experience an intense pain in the shoulder that worsens the more they move. Physicians recommend seeking treatment at the first opportunity to prevent joint problems in the long-term.

What are Bursae?

Small, fluid-filled sacs known as bursae act as thin cushions between the bones and muscles throughout the body. If any bursa fills with more than the normal amount of fluid, it results in a condition known as bursitis which causes pain in the affected area. The subacromial bursae in the shoulder help lubricate the rotator cuff, and commonly suffer from this condition. Patients suffering from subacromial bursitis may feel stiffness and pain in the shoulder, as well as swelling, redness, soreness, which can cause difficulty sleeping.

Advanced Bursitis can completely immobilize the shoulder, leading to a condition known as “frozen shoulder.”