When your tendons are inflamed, you’ve overworked your shoulder, or you’re suffering from poor posture or stiff muscles, you’re likely to experience shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is extremely uncomfortable and can quickly limit the functionality of your arm. Here are a few ways to care for and treat your shoulder to help alleviate the pain:
- Repositioning: Sometimes, shoulder pain can be caused by a dislocation, fracture, or separation. If this happens, you should see a doctor to help you get your shoulder back into place. Leaving these shoulder problems untreated could cause increased pain, swelling, and tissue damage.
- Medicine: There are cases where the pain you’re experiencing can be staved off by taking some aspirin or ibuprofen. These medicines can help reduce the pain and swelling of your shoulder. You could also take some muscle relaxants to help with tension or spasms.
- Heat or ice: You should apply an ice pack if you’re experiencing a lot of swelling in your shoulder. This cold compression can also help with pain. On the other hand, if you’re suffering from tense or stiff muscles, you should apply heat to your shoulder to help your muscles relax.
- Rest: Overall, one of the best things you can do is not continue to overwork your shoulder. Further damage and problems can occur from an overworked shoulder, so you should consult medical professionals and follow any advice given to let your shoulder rest.
If you’re experiencing increased shoulder pain, you can visit us here at Advanced Chiropractic Center for our treatment services.