Pain is not a thing that can be endured. Whether the pain comes from an injury because you got too “involved” in playing with a friend or because you suffer from arthritis or fibromyalgia, it still hurts. Shoulder pain interferes with sleeping, sitting and working, making life extremely uncomfortable. Instead of just gritting your teeth and suffering, you can try to ease the discomfort.
Below are medicines you can try without having to visit your doctor. If your pain is getting worse or not improving, get medical help. For those suffering from chronic arthritis or fibromyalgia, shoulder pain, though, give these a whirl.
When you first injure your shoulder, Experts recommend icing the area three to four times a day for 10 to 20 minutes. A bag of frozen vegetables makes a great pack of ice if you have nothing else on hand.
After the swelling goes down, mostly after the first 72 hours due to injury, doctors recommend applying heat to the area to encourage blood flow and promote healing. You can even alternate between applying heat and ice throughout the day. For chronic people suffering from pain, alternating heating and ice can provide much relief.
Within the first 48 hours of a shoulder injury, Experts recommend using a sling to keep the shoulder immobile. If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, on really bad days, you may need a sling to keep from aggravating the problem.
For those suffering from chronic shoulder pain, it recommends massaging Spot 14. It’s “small, specific patch of muscles at one end of the strip, closest to the middle of the back: the upper, inner “corner” of the shoulder blade, just below the ridge.” it can be difficult to find, but just getting near may help alleviate the discomfort.
Another thing you can do to ease the pain is to do stretches for muscles. You can do this at home, at work or even when you are out with friends. It is recommended, shoulder rolls and over the head stretches, reaching one arm straight up and with the other hand, grabbing the arm behind your head and stretching it to the opposite side.
Pain relief does not have to be complicated. Sometimes simple remedies are really the best.