Shoulder - Subacromial Bursitis

Shoulder - Subacromial Bursitis
What is Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis?
A bursa is a fluid filled sac that helps to reduce friction in joint spaces. Your subacromial bursa is the most commonly inflamed of the shoulder bursa.

Subacromial bursitis is a common cause of shoulder pain that is usually related to tendinitis (inflammation) of the rotator cuff. Subdeltoid bursitis is less commonly inflamed shoulder bursa. The most usual cause of inflammation of tendons and the bursa is impingement. Knowing a little about the anatomy of the shoulder will help you to understand why.

What Causes Subacromial Bursitis?
Bursitis around the shoulder can be caused by a repeated minor trauma such as overuse of the shoulder joint and muscles or a single more significant trauma such as a fall. In overuse type injuries, bursitis is often associated with impingement and tendinitis/inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons.