Question: I am new to this list and would like to hear from anyone who has suffered from Bursitis in the wrist, knee or shoulder? I am currently under a Rheumatologist as I have now suffered from this condition for the past 12 months. My main pain areas are from the left shoulder down to the wrist, I currently have bursitis in my wrist which I am waiting to have aspirated and given another cortisone injection.
Anyway to try and cut a long story short, the cause of this pain is lying heavily with a poorly set out workstation at work, to be honest I am totally fed up with taking Anti-Inflammatories, is there any hope of a pain free future without giving up the day job?
Answer: I am also new to the list. Like you I’ve got problems with shoulders, the right arm, wrist and hand. I’m convinced that a v. badly laid out workstation and ludicrous, stress inducing deadlines are the to blame. I know nothing about bursitis or rheumatology; however, I have been fortunate enough to find a very able practitioner of deep tissue massage. This is very different from the superficial sort of ‘massage’ I have encountered previously.
My therapist speaks about muscular ‘adhesions’ – muscles ‘glued’ together by waste products and, as a result, impinging on the ability of neurological tissue to function. If I can leave the mouse/keyboard alone for long enough and also get a sufficient number of treatments, then I think I’m in with a chance!