Shoulder Bursitis Treatment
If you are currently suffering from inflammation, swelling or other painful symptoms caused by shoulder bursitis, then it is highly likely that this is starting to affect your work, sleep and lifestyle.
Furthermore, if you are someone who enjoyed physical activities or just getting out and about prior to developing shoulder bursitis, then it can be quite mentally challenging to deal with.
Bursitis in the shoulder can often make even everyday activities difficult, dramatically impacting your quality of life. This resulting change in lifestyle, combined with the ongoing pain and disrupted sleep, may possibly lead to depression in some individuals.
Hence it is important to make sure that you properly address bursitis in the shoulder as early as possible.
Below we have provided some valuable tips that you can benefit from straight away. These tips can help minimize the risk of further injury while also supporting your road to recovery.
Following the tips we discuss the most common treatment options available, these include strong anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and aspiration of fluid from the area using a syringe.
Finally, you will learn about the OSMO Patch, a natural and effective treatment option which takes advantage of a well know process found in nature called… OSMOSIS!
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TIPS for Shoulder Bursitis Relief.
1. Are there any Exercises for Shoulder Bursitis that you Should or Shouldn’t be Doing?
Unfortunately, exercise for shoulder bursitis or other such physical activities only places more stress on the injury, resulting in further aggravating the condition.
While it is important to move around normally and not to be bedridden, you should listen to your body and ease off from any activity that is causing pain or placing stress on the shoulder. This includes avoiding lifting your arm above the height of your shoulder as this will cause impingement and further irritation.
In particular you should avoid any type of repetitive stress where possible. Even seemingly light repetitive movements if done continually over a period of time will cause irritation (such as long periods of use on a keyboard). Unfortunately ongoing irritation may lead to chronic bursitis in the shoulder and subsequent formation of fibrous scar tissue, further resulting in additional inflammation.
It is also a good idea to try and sleep on your back if possible as sleeping on your shoulder will cause considerable irritation through the night.
So if you enjoy exercise, sports or participate in any physical activity we suggest that you take a break from these activities. Remember that a little sacrifice up front can give a great reward in the end.
Now while exercise for shoulder bursitis is not recommended while the condition is active, it may be useful once the condition has completely resolved to rebuild lost muscle mass and strength. This should be done gradually and in some cases it may be helpful to obtain guidance from a qualified physiotherapist to ensure you are doing this correctly.
2. Is Massage a Good Natural Treatment for Shoulder Bursitis?
Unlike a muscular injury, which can respond well to massage, shoulder bursitis contains inflammatory fluids which are encapsulated in the inflamed and swollen synovial lining of the shoulder bursa. The problem with massage is that the fluid cannot be dispersed since it is encapsulated. Furthermore massaging directly over the bursitis will only further irritate the already inflamed synovial lining.
Massaging can however be extremely good for relieving areas where there is referred pain. Often people with shoulder bursitis may experience pain in other areas of the arm, such as the forearm.
If you are seeing a massage therapist it is a good idea to have discussion with them and request that they do not massage anywhere directly over or close to the bursitis. Any good massage therapist will have your best interests at heart and be more than happy to work with you to achieve the best outcome.
3. Should you be Applying Ice or Heat to Relive Shoulder Bursitis Pain?
When to use ice for treating shoulder bursitis?
Ice should be used during the first 24-72 hours after you first become aware of the condition or if you accidentally knock or irritate the area. While ice can also be used to reduce pain by numbing the area, it is unlikely to have any further benefit in reducing the remaining swelling after the initial 72 hrs has passed.
When to use heat for treating shoulder bursitis?
After the first 72 hrs has passed, then heat becomes the preferred option. This is due to the fact that heat promotes blood flow, which is necessary for the healing process. IMPORTANT: Do not use heat if an infection is suspected.
What are the Options for Shoulder Bursitis Treatment?
Shoulder bursitis may be simply treated with ice, immobilization and rest within the first 24-48 hrs of receiving a shoulder injury or when shoulder pain is first noticed. This will reduce the amount of swelling and help expedite the recovery time. Unfortunately this often is not sufficient to fully resolve shoulder bursitis.
Assuming the doctor has ruled out infection then they will normally recommend shoulder bursitis treatment with either; anti-inflammatory medication, injection with cortisone steroid or aspiration of excess fluid using a syringe (which can be extremely painful).
Unfortunately for many people these treatments for shoulder bursitis will just not be an option. This can possibly be for several reasons… including:
- Some people may have already tried one or more of these treatments with little to no benefit.
- Some individuals may not be suitable for these types of shoulder bursitis treatments due to age or a pre-existing medical condition.
Furthermore, such procedures can be painful and will be seen as invasive by many individuals that are currently suffering from shoulder bursitis pain. Alternatively some people may simply prefer to first investigate what natural bursitis shoulder treatments are available when dealing with their health.
The past decade has seen very little changes or advancements to shoulder bursitis treatments.
Fortunately… The OSMO Patch now offers an Intelligent Natural Alternative!
They have been intelligently developed using our patented design to naturally remove excess fluid from the body in order to reduce swelling and the associated pain.
Simply place the OSMO Patch over the affected area at night just prior to going to bed and they go to work while you sleep, removing fluid and stimulating blood flow continually throughout the night. In the morning the used patch is then simply removed and discarded.
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The OSMO Patch is an ideal natural alternative for relieving inflammation, swelling and associated pain due to shoulder bursitis.
Used in combination with proper rest the OSMO Patch now provides a natural alternative way to support the relief of inflammation and pain associated with bursitis in the shoulder.
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So if you are ready for a natural approach to reducing, swelling, inflammation and the associated pain due to shoulder bursitis and once again regaining your quality of life… Then the OSMO Patch is the Answer!
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Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for individuals who have been medically diagnosed with shoulder bursitis. If you suspect that you have bursitis in the shoulder then it is important to visit a qualified medical professional in order to rule out any other possible causes prior to considering any advice or treatment option.