The subacromial bursa sits between the rotator cuff tendons and the acromion. Overuse or falls can aggravate the supraspinatus tendon or the bursa causing pain and inflammation.
What is it?
Subacromial Bursitis is the inflammation of the subacromial bursa.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include anterior shoulder pain, pain with overhead movements, pain in the 60-degree arc, tenderness, and possible shoulder weakness.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, analyzing biomechanics and posture, performing the Painful Arc Test, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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