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Seattle | West Seattle

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(206) 946-1323

4755 Fauntleroy Way SW, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98116

(206) 946-1323

4755 Fauntleroy Way SW, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98116

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Seattle | Fremont

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(206) 547-0707

701 N 36th St, Suite 430, Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 547-0707

701 N 36th St, Suite 430, Seattle, WA 98103

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Seattle | Green Lake

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(206) 522-6240

7116 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 522-6240

7116 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Portland | Slabtown

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(503) 227-0503

2175 NW Raleigh Street, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97210

(503) 227-0503

2175 NW Raleigh Street, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97210

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Shoulder Bursitis Treatment

What is Shoulder Bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis is inflammation of the large bursa in the space between the rotator cuff tendons and acromion (top outer edge of the shoulder-blade). A bursa is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between your bones and the tendons and muscles around your joints.

Shoulder bursitis is often caused by direct trauma such as a fall, or repetitive motions and movement compensations that overstress the subacromial bursa over time. This results in shoulder bursitis and shoulder pain.

It’s not uncommon for shoulder bursitis to be associated with shoulder impingement and/or tendinitis of the rotator cuff as well.

Signs & Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder Bursitis is usually associated with a gradual onset of tenderness or pain near the outside of the shoulder that can spread down towards the elbow in some cases. Symptoms tend to increase when lying on the affected shoulder, when reaching arms overhead or to the side, or with repetitive motions, like throwing a ball.

Shoulder Bursitis Treatment at Tangelo

We see people with shoulder bursitis all the time, and achieve excellent results through our unique approach of combining manual therapy and movement training to get you out of pain fast!

By utilizing manual and instrument-assisted therapy techniques to address the tissues around the shoulder, we make sure the affected area is healing properly to get you out of pain as quick as possible. But, that’s only half of the equation.

After treatment, you’ll perform corrective exercises as part of your personalized rehab program. It’s these functional movements that unwind compensation patterns, correct movement dysfunction, and retrain your body (and brain) how to move properly to prevent further or future injury.

How can TANGELO Help Treat my Shoulder Bursitis?

At Tangelo, we don’t just focus on the obvious symptoms. We work hard to figure out what caused the problem in the first place. Our process begins with a comprehensive movement assessment to evaluate your shoulder, neck, and back as well as your lifting, reaching, and overhead mechanics. We want to make sure you get out of pain, stay out of pain, and get back to doing the sport or activities you love ASAP!

If you think you have Shoulder Bursitis or any type of pain, we’d be happy to see you at any of our clinics in Seattle (Fremont, Green Lake, West Seattle) or Portland (Slabtown). You can schedule an appointment online or call the location most convenient for you!

Testimonials

What some of our clients have to say

After shoulder surgery, my doctor recommended Tangelo Manual Therapy and Movement for my rehab and I'm so glad he did.

As a strong and active person, being laid up after surgery was incredibly stressful and frustrating for me, and Dr. Paul Molina and Geneva got me back to doing what I love and kept me smiling and committed to the work of getting better the whole time.

Kiki K.

I hurt my shoulder in the beginning of last year and found out I had calcific tendonitis. I had a lot of pain and restricted movement and couldn't do most CrossFit workouts.

Dr. Greg did a great job diagnosing and explaining the problem. He worked out where exactly my movement was restricted and what we needed to work on. Jason and Sarah were great at providing exercises that both rehabbed my shoulder and corrected my movement.

Now I'm pain free and have much better mobility. I've been able to do all the exercises that would be painful before. I'm so glad I found this place!

Mark Z.

Other common conditions

Low-Back Pain

Lower back pain and low back issues can occur suddenly, or can develop slowly over time. Chronic pain in the low back can result from disc injuries such as herniations or ruptures, joint problems, and irritated or inflamed nerves.


Shoulder Pain

Shoulders conditions we treat include acute injuries such as rotator cuff tears and sprains, as well as chronic pain resulting from impingements, tendonitis and arthritis.


Knee Pain

Knee pain can result from acute injuries, muscle imbalance, and repetitive-use injuries. Common conditions include Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, and IT band syndrome. Knee pain can be a symptom of related issues in the hips and ankles.


Foot & Ankle Pain

Conditions in the lower leg, foot and ankle include acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis and shin splints.


Neck Pain

The muscle and ligaments of the neck connect the head, shoulders and back. Neck pain can result from poor posture, muscle imbalance, and injury. Often, neck pain is related to other interconnected muscle groups.


Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be related to a number of conditions. Elbow tendonitis, or Tennis Elbow, is a common condition caused by inflammation and injury to the tendons. Overuse injuries and repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements often cause elbow pain.


Tangelo treats conditions involving the body’s muscular and skeletal systems. Our hybrid approach was created to treat muscle, soft tissue, bone and joint conditions.

We provide service for muscle sprains and strains, repetitive-stress injuries, athletic injuries, acute injuries and chronic conditions.