I had bursitis 38 years ago and an xray showed the need for
a cortisone injection
. The relief was immediate, I had my arm in a sling for
less than a week. If I wash windows or overuse that shoulder, I know to stop befor
e it gets too painful. I was 18 then, now the pain is hanging on. It sometimes wakes me up, I can't get comfor
table. Last night I lifted a pail of water and an excrutiating pain, like a vise grip pulling some tissue occurred. It felt like that until I dropped the pail.