Shoulder Bursitis; Part 5

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 5

Here are some examples of how you can modify those simple, everyday activities I mentioned in the last blog.  Make these modifications to keep from hurting, and therefore damaging, your rotator cuff; 1)      Lower the items you lift from higher to lower shelves. Use step stools to reach the things you can’t lower. Move things […]

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Shoulder Bursitis; Part 4

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 4

    The next step is to pay attention to the activities which cause your pain. The earlier you catch this, the more quickly you can get better if you just have bursitis or tendonitis. In general most rotator cuff tears are not going to get well. But I think if you deal with this […]

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Shoulder Bursitis; Part 3

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 3

  “Doc, it hurts…right there…”   About a third of you come in having already become stiff. It’s usually women who get contractures and I can’t really tell you why that is. It might be some physiological or hormonal or anatomical factor. But I also think it can be related to many women’s attitude toward […]

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Shoulder Bursitis; Part 2

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 2

  Sorry for neglecting the blog. I’ve been on vacation. I went to Amarillo for the AQHA Select World Championship and my horse (Senor) and I won 4th place in reining! Okay, enough about me. More about you! There are a few of you who injure your rotator cuffs by getting flung from bicycles, falling […]

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Shoulder Bursitis Part 1

I know you’ve seen me write about the numbers of patients I see each day with the various disorders. If you add them up, they might come out to more than the number of patients I see each day. But remember that some patients come with several complaints! I just had to qualify that so […]

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Hip Bursitis III

  Sorry for the delay. Hope your hips were getting better with activity modifications alone. Now for the rest of the story… 1)      Once greater trochanteric bursitis is in full bloom, you might need to add some anti-inflammatories to the equation. If you’re working on this on your own, then over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) […]

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