The first step in treating shoulder bursitis is to reduce shoulder inflammation. I always tell my patients that prevention is the best cure. I know that it is difficult, but you must try to avoid doing things that cause the inflammation. For example, do not reach for things if that action causes pain.
If the pain persists anti-inflammatory medicines be required. However, anti-inflammatory drugs should not be taken continuously.
Once the initial inflammation subsides, some simple shoulder exercises should be enough to help treat this condition.
If the condition fails to improve, cortisone injections or steroids may be recommended by your doctor and in a small number of cases shoulder surgery may be required.
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