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Could This Be Shoulder Bursitis?


#1

Hi all. My previous thread wasn't very successful so I want to focus more on the issue of shoulder bursitis. [have a doc appointment in a week but want to do some research beforehand].

I have a strange pain in my left shoulder, at the edge of the shoulder (on the clavicle). It does not feel like impingement pain (which is in the tendons/ligament) or like osteolysis (feels like pain INSIDE the bone). This is more a pain ON the bone, almost like a burning sensation. I have been doing nothing stressful, just rehab work and light weights given for rehab after shoulder surgery (in right shoulder). It came about very suddenly and goes from being a very localised burning pain to more general but still localised dull ache, which does not extend anywhere (upper arm, chest, collarbone).

A number of people said it could be bursitis and just wondering if anyone has had shoulder bursitis and felt similar pains, aches or burning feelings.

Cheers,
X


#2

Quick update: the pain has changed somewhat today. It is now not so much a burning sensation; but feels almost like the area is bruised. And I mean like it was used as a punching bag for a few minutes (not a lactic acid pain/tightness either).


#3

Hopefully you have insurance so you can go to the doctor. If not, then STOP LIFTING WITH YOUR SHOULDER UNTIL IT STOPS HURTING!


#4

You obviously didn't see my other threads. I stopped all rehab work the moment I felt the pain. And yes, that is REHAB WORK (post surgery, on the other shoulder). Haven't trained weights for some 6 months now.