Synovial bursa is a small sac that is filled with an oily fluid that facilitates the smooth movement between the moving parts of a joint and between tissues such as bone, skin, tendons and muscles. It acts as a cushion with the function of decreasing the friction and irritation. When it becomes irritated, it swells up which constricts the space for movement. This may lead to Shoulder pain as joints and tissue can’t move in their natural rhythm.
This condition is caused by performing repetitive movements for an extended period of time. Athletes who play baseball and tennis, painters, gardeners and carpenters have a higher chance of getting this condition. Shoulder bursitis can also be triggered by physical trauma or injuries to the joint area. Age is also a factor when it comes to triggering bursitis. Disorders and diseases such as arthritis, gout and thyroid can also cause shoulder bursitis.
Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis
The most common symptoms of shoulder bursitis include:
- Frozen shoulder
- Popping during movement.
These symptoms can manifest at any moment and range from mild to severe. It is also common for people suffering from this condition to complain of pain when lifting objects.
Treatment for Shoulder Bursitis
By enrolling for physical therapy at Parsippany Physical Therapy you will be exposed to a combination of exercises for shoulder bursitis. Our physical therapists will guide you through these exercises while teaching you preventive measures for the same. In extreme cases, physical therapists in Parsippany, NJ will prescribe supplements to help subdue the symptoms.
The following are some preventive measures that our physical therapists at Parsippany Physical Therapy will take you through:
- Stretching to increase the range of motion and improve mobility.
- Strength building exercises to condition the muscles surrounding the affected area.
- Avoiding any repetitive movements.
- Avoiding movements that irritate the area.
The physical therapy regime at Parsippany Physical Therapy will aid in the successful treatment of the condition.
Visit our offices in Parsippany, NJ for more information on Shoulder Bursitis.