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The shoulder is an amazingly complex structure made up of 3 joints and a series of muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold the joints together. A bursa is a small pad of protective fluid designed to prevent friction between any two of these, preventing them from rubbing directly off one another. There are many potential sore spots in the shoulder for bursae. Bursitis is swelling of a bursa and they are located at the points in the shoulder that are most likely to have to absorb pressure.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Bursa, Ligaments, Tendons, Muscles, Bursitis


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