from Hydrothermic Remedies...

including Synovitis and Tenosynovitis

Commonly in shoulder

To Prevent:

  • Avoid direct injury to joints
  • Prevent allergies as they set bursitis off
  • Avoid overuse
  • Dress warmly and prevent chilling of joints
  • Warm up before heavy work


Acute Phase (first 3 days)

  • local Heat for pain but be careful it may cause further pain
  • Ice Pack, 5min on, off 1min, 3x or Ice Massage
  • Trigger point pressure
  • Non weight bearing exercise
  • Rest from heavy use

Chronic Phase (after 3 days)



from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

Acute inflammation of subacromial bursa

  • bed rest with arm flexed and abducted as far as pain allows, slightly internally rotated and supported on pillows
  • Ice Bag 30min every 2-3hrs - ice pack over two flannel layers is best - heat will increase pain early on

Later as pain recedes:

In chronic subacromial bursitis:

  • diathermy - best
  • Fomentations
  • infrared lamp all followed by:
    • stroking and petrissage to adjacent muscles
    • Exercises - begin with pendulum then graduate to active