Physical Therapy in Parsippany, New Jersey
Dealing with shoulder bursitis can be very frustrating and impact using your shoulder how you want to. Have you struggled with shoulder bursitis and live in Parsippany, NJ? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location right in town.
We understand that each shoulder has a unique healing time and that you have a life to live. We work with all ages and activity levels, so no matter how limited your shoulder is, we can help fix it quickly and help prevent the problem from coming back again.
What Causes Shoulder Bursitis?
The shoulder has many bursas, or fluid-filled sacs in the shoulder joint, that help reduce friction inside the joint. When this bursa becomes irritated, this can cause inflammation within and around the bursa. This may be due to a specific trauma or, more commonly, repetitive movements causing excessive friction within the joint. The bursa can also become inflamed due to an infection or chronic injuries. Shoulder bursitis can happen at any stage of life but is more common the older patients. Understanding why bursitis has occurred as you progress in your journey is vital to help protect it from becoming inflamed in the future.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis
- Sharp or dull pain inside and around the shoulder.
- Decreased range of motion secondary to pain in the shoulder.
- Swelling and stiffness within the affected shoulder.
- Decreased strength secondary to pain.
- Creaking or crackling within the shoulder with movement.
Treatment for Shoulder Bursitis
Treating shoulder bursitis first involves decreasing the inflammation within the bursa. This may include manual therapy, passive modalities, and mobility-focused exercises. It is also important to reduce any movements that may be causing excessive friction in the shoulder. As the bursa starts to heal, it will be essential to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder. This will help ensure you have enough support around the shoulder joint to decrease any excessive friction that may be happening.
Your physical therapist will work with you through each stage of healing to ensure you are getting the proper exercises and treatment as you heal. The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts in treating all variations of shoulder bursitis and will help you get back to feeling like your usual self.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every shoulder differs depending on how long bursitis has been going on and what is causing it. The good news is that with the proper treatment, shoulder bursitis will heal and return to its normal function. With the help of our team, you will be back to using your shoulder in no time.
Get Started Today
If you are struggling with shoulder bursitis and live in the Parsippany, NJ, area, come check out our Parsippany location today. Our team of expert physical therapists is committed to your health and strives to get you back to total health. Contact our office at 973-396-8667 to schedule an appointment today.