I developed bursitis in my left shoulder, about 5 years ago actually. I got physical therapy for it and it only got WORSE and I used to work in a therapy clinic so I am a big believer in therapy before scapels. I got busy with work and life and didn't pursue a second opinion. Day to day, my bursitis does not bother me much, but it kills me during anaerobic resistance training, which I why I'm posted in S&P. If I bench press, 170 lbs is the limit---anything beyond that is extremely painful for the shoulder. If I do pushups, my shoulder is in pain at 17 reps, like clockwork. Now that I've decided to study MMA, the bursitis is causing some minor pain again and I can tell it would be major pain if I did appropriate strength training. I would like to get back to the weightroom, or at least some form of resistance training. I'm wondering if surgery is my only option. I've heard rotator cuff injuries like bursitis require surgical procedures with sometimes a full year of painful rehab and there is no guarantee it'll ever be better. I hate the thought of all those problems, but if I can't whip the bursitis, my MMA will always be limited and I'm not going to get very strong. Anyone go through this and have any thoughts?