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Bursitis

Commonly referred to as “frozen shoulder,” Bursitis of the shoulder generally appears in patients who have injured themselves in an activity such as tennis, volleyball or football. Sports that require the overhead rotation of the shoulder, when throwing or serving a ball for example, can lead to shoulder impingement syndrome, the precursor to Bursitis. Bursitis occurs when the Bursa (above the rotator cuff in the shoulder) has become inflamed. Symptoms of Bursitis generally include pain when moving the shoulder overhead, but may also appear as radiating pain in the arm and shoulder. Bursitis is often accompanied by a Rotator Cuff tear, resulting in the need for shoulder arthroscopy to repair the Rotator Cuff tendon, thereby alleviating the pressure on the Bursa.