Inflammation of the shoulder’s large bursa, known as shoulder bursitis, can have many underlying causes, ranging from poor posture to a rotator cuff tear. Even a poorly placed vaccination injection can trigger shoulder bursitis.
The symptoms of shoulder bursitis can range from localized pain and tenderness at the shoulder to radiating pain and muscle weakness.
Learn what bursitis is, how it develops, and its typical symptoms. Also learn how a bursa can get infected, causing a condition called septic bursitis. Many types of doctors can treat bursitis.