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Shoulder Pain and How to Find Relief At Home

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Shoulder pain is a common condition that affects many people of all ages. The shoulder joint is a complex structure that can be easily injured or irritated. The shoulder joint is made up of three bones – the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The shoulder joint also contains several muscles, ligaments, and tendons that work together to allow for a wide range of motion.

There are many possible causes of shoulder pain, including inflammation, muscle strain, tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tear, and arthritis. Treatment for shoulder pain depends on the underlying cause, but there are some at-home remedies that may help to reduce pain and improve mobility.

  1. Rest: Resting the shoulder joint is often recommended as the first step in treating shoulder pain. Avoiding activities that cause pain or discomfort will allow the shoulder joint to heal.
  2. Ice: Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and pain. The ice should be applied in 20 minute intervals, several times a day.
  3. Heat: Heat therapy can be used to relax the muscles and increase blood flow to the area, which can help reduce pain. Heat can be applied with a heating pad or hot water bottle.
  4. Stretching: Gentle stretching exercises can help to improve flexibility and reduce pain.
  5. Over-the-counter pain medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
  6. Topical pain relievers: There are several over-the-counter topical pain relievers that can be applied directly to the skin to help reduce pain.
  7. Physical therapy: A physical therapist can help to develop an individualized plan to help reduce pain and improve mobility.

If shoulder pain persists, it is important to seek professional advice.  There are several experts Bodyline Health that can help diagnose the underlying cause of the pain and  then implement a specific treatment plan to help prevent future re occurrences.

If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call 90174784 to arrange an obligation free chat with one of our term members. To book an appointment, contact us on 90174784 or book online.

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