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Shoulder Bursitis

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis is inflammation of the bursa in your shoulder. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and a tendon. A tendon is a cord of strong tissue that connects muscles to bones.

Shoulder Anatomy

What increases the risk for shoulder bursitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of shoulder bursitis?

How is shoulder bursitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your shoulder and ask about your injury or activities. You may need any of the following:

How is shoulder bursitis treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage shoulder bursitis?

How can I prevent shoulder bursitis?

When should I call my doctor?

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