Subacromial Bursitis and Receiving Social Security Disability

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There are somewhere around 160 bursae in your body. Your bursae are the small fluid-filled pads that act as cushions among your bones and the tendons and muscles that are situated near your joints. This lubricating fluid serves to decrease rubbing, irritation and friction.

Bursitis is a painful disorder that involves your bursae. Bursitis is inflammation of your bursae.

Bursitis may be a short-term (acute) disorder. Or, bursitis can be a chronic (ongoing, long-term) difficulty for you.

Most of the time, bursitis involves your elbows, hips or shoulders. However, you may also have bursitis take place by your knee, heel or the base of your big toe. Bursitis is usually found in your joints where repetitive motion is something that occurs often.

Even though bursitis is a common disorder, it is not easy to determine how often it develops because bursitis, in many instances, is mild and does not need any treatment at all.

Bursitis is much more common in adults than it is in children. It is especially prevalent in adults who are over the age of 40.

Subacromial bursitis is a type of bursitis that affects your shoulder. Subacromial bursitis is the most common form of bursitis in the United States.

Subacromial bursitis is inflammation of your subacromial bursa. Your subacromial bursa is located between the coracoacromial ligament and the supraspinatus muscle in your shoulder. Your subacromial bursa helps to reduce friction in the small space under your acromion.

Most of the time, subacromial bursitis occurs as a result of some type of injury to surrounding structures in your shoulder. This often involves your rotator cuff. Many times, this is known as impingement syndrome. In fact, it is difficult to tell the difference between a rotator cuff injury and subacromial bursitis.

There are other things that subacromial bursitis may be associated with. Some of these are:

Ÿ  Some type of minor, repeated trauma

Ÿ  A single, more significant trauma, such as a fall

Ÿ  Rheumatoid arthritis

Ÿ  Osteoarthritis.


There are some risk factors that may increase your chance of having subacromial bursitis. These include things like:

Ÿ  Heavy lifting

Ÿ  Participating in sports, such as golf, baseball or tennis

Ÿ  Being at an elderly age

Ÿ  Having gout

Ÿ  Having rheumatoid arthritis.


There are many different signs and symptoms that you may experience, which may be an indication that you have subacromial bursitis. Some of these may be:

Ÿ  Joint pain that is disabling

Ÿ  The loss of range of motion in your shoulder

Ÿ  Pain that goes on for a period that lasts longer than two weeks

Ÿ  Sharp or shooting pain that you especially experience when you exercise or exert yourself strenuously

Ÿ  An excessive amount of rash, swelling, redness, or bruising in your affected shoulder area

Ÿ  Warmth that occurs over your affected shoulder joint

Ÿ  Feeling like your shoulder is achy or stiff

Ÿ  Pain that gets worse when you press on your affected shoulder or move it

Ÿ  A fever

Ÿ  Your affected shoulder joint having a swollen or red appearance.


Are you disabled and being prevented from being able to work as a result of complications that have occurred because of subacromial bursitis and/or other conditions that you have in conjunction with this disorder. If this is your situation, have you been searching for financial assistance?

Have you decided to request Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Have you already taken this step and been rejected by the Social Security Administration?

Have you considered reapplying or appealing your denial? If you do, you really ought to have the disability attorney at working for you. The disability attorney at can assist you in getting the disability benefits that you are entitled to.

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