- Rest the shoulder. Avoiding activities that you know tend to worsen symptoms can help to reduce your symptoms.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
- Apply an ice pack to the affected area.
- Wear a shoulder brace.
- Perform gentle stretching activities.
Should I exercise my shoulder with bursitis?
Generally, it is not a good idea to exercise if you are expecting symptoms of shoulder bursitis. The inflammation and pain are likely to get worse with strenuous exercise and repetitive movement.
What aggravates shoulder bursitis?
The most common causes of bursitis are injury or overuse. Infection may also cause it. To relieve bursitis of the shoulder, avoid doing the things that cause pain. The condition can also be treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Advil.
How long does bursitis take to heal in shoulder?
Recovery from bursitis depends on the severity of your injury. For minor cases that only require rest and anti-inflammatory treatments, it usually takes about 4 weeks (or less) before healing occurs. For more severe cases that require injections or surgery, recovery can take a bit longer.