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Shoulder Bursitis Pain Relief

Shoulder bursitis can be caused by the repetitive movements of activities like washing windows, painting, or baseball pitching. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for shoulder bursitis

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There are many causes of shoulder bursitis

Common causes of shoulder bursitis include long periods of leaning on your shoulder, repetitive motions that strain or irritate the area, and direct trauma to the shoulder. This condition can also be caused by poor posture, as well as underlying medical conditions such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect anyone regardless of age or gender; however it is more common among people who take part in certain physical activities like baseball or weightlifting. Treatment for shoulder bursitis includes chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage therapy, with special exercises used to mobilize the affected joint. In some cases, surgery may be needed to remove inflamed tissue from the area.

Get the best treatment to help your shoulder bursitis

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your shoulder bursitis quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Shoulder bursitis is a common condition caused by inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs located at various sites in the shoulder joint. Each sac, known as a bursa, acts to reduce friction between adjacent structures such as bones and tendons which can be aggravated during overuse activities like throwing or repeating arm motions. Over time this repeated movement can cause the bursa to become infected, leading to swelling and pain that can interfere with range of motion in the affected shoulder.

Common symptoms of shoulder bursitis include tenderness, pain, and stiffness when moving the shoulder joint. Patients may experience sharp or dull pain which can occur most often when raising the arm or lying on the affected side in bed. Some additional signs of shoulder bursitis involve swelling around the shoulder joint and a grating sensation when the joint is moved. If you suspect you may have shoulder bursitis, it is important to consult your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan as soon as possible.

Depending on the severity of the condition, treatments for shoulder bursitis may range from resting, icing and taking anti-inflammatory medication to seeking chiropractic or physiotherapy care. Massage therapy can also be beneficial in providing relief from pain and tension; it helps release endorphins which can reduce stress and improve circulation to the affected area. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper alignment to the spine and joints, allowing for improved mobility and decreased inflammation. Physiotherapy treatments target specific muscles through targeted exercises and stretches to help strengthen them and promote healing.

Shoulder pain is something that people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of shoulder pain can include AC joint sprain, AC joint strain, calcific tendonitis, long head of biceps tendinopathy, rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendinopathyshoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, shoulder labral tear, shoulder osteoarthritis, and shoulder slap lesion. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and take preventative actions that will keep your shoulders healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best shoulder bursitis treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for shoulder bursitis. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!