Home Remedies For Shoulder Pain

We all rely heavily on our shoulders to perform a big number of activities. There is no one single lifter that hasn’t got problems with the shoulders, and that hasn’t complain of shoulder pain.

The shoulder has a wide range of motion, which makes it the most mobile joint in your body, yet this flexibility also makes it very unstable and prone to injury, such as shoulder dislocation or separation.Shoulder pain may occur in any of the many muscles, ligaments or tendons in and around your shoulder. Once your shoulder starts hurting, it can be hard to concentrate on anything else.

People of all ages can experience shoulder pain. However, people who use laptops, tablets and smartphones for extended periods are more prone to this problem. A number of factors and conditions can contribute to shoulder pain. The most prevalent cause is injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons and ligaments within the shoulder. This could be due to repetitive use or overuse injury.

Sometimes, the pain is due to some kind of injury to the neck or biceps. Other causes of shoulder pain include arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, bone spurs, torn cartilage, a broken shoulder bone, frozen shoulder and spinal cord injury. You can treat minor shoulder pain at home. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor if the symptoms seem to be worsening.

So if you are having problems with the shoulder pain, here’s what you need to to! I’m going to show you a few home remedies for shoulder pain, including some exercises!

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1. Towel Stretch:
– Roll up a towel lengthwise. Hold the towel above and behind your head with the arm that is not sore.
– With your sore arm, reach behind your back and grasp the towel.
– Using the arm above your head, pull the towel upward until you feel a stretch on the front and outside of your sore shoulder.
– Hold 15 to 30 seconds.
– Relax and move the towel back down to the starting position.
– Repeat 2 to 4 times.

towel stretch

2.  Shoulder flexion (lying down):

– Lie on your back, holding a wand with your hands.
– Your palms should face down as you hold the wand.
– Place your hands slightly wider than your shoulders.
– Keeping your elbows straight, slowly raise your arms over your head until you feel a stretch in your shoulders, upper back, and chest.
– Hold 15 to 30 seconds.
– Repeat 2 to 4 times.

shoulder flexion

3. Shoulder circles:

– stand up straight with the arms extended on both sides of the body and your feet at shoulder-width apart.

– roll your shoulders behind you in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then change direction and start rolling them forward.

– repeat several times.

shoulder circles

Let’s see some other remedies, now that we’re done with the exercises:

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1. Cold compress

Cold compresses are highly beneficial in alleviating shoulder pain. The cold temperature helps numb the area, which in turn reduces inflammation and pain:

– Put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and wrap the bag in a thin towel.

– Place it on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.

– Repeat a few times daily for a few days.

You can also soak a towel in cold water and apply it on the shoulder.

2. Hot Compress

Just like cold compresses, hot compresses also help treat shoulder pain, inflammation and swelling. It is best to use hot compresses after 48 hours of the injury occurring. Hot compresses also help relieve the pain of stressed out muscles:

– Fill a hot water bag with hot water and apply it on the aching shoulder for 10 to 15 minutes while you lie down comfortably.
– Repeat a few times a day until you get complete relief.

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3. Massage is another good way to reduce shoulder pain. A gentle massage will help your shoulder muscles release stress and tension. In addition, it will improve blood circulation and reduce swelling and stiffness. Get the massage done by someone who can do a good massage to your shoulder. For massaging, you can use olive, coconut, sesame or mustard oil.

There you have it! The best home remedies for easy shoulder pain relief!

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  1. Those are some nice illustrations on how to perform some of many possible exercises needed to relieve pain in the shoulder area. You have got to keep that joint moving or else you will be developing pain and it might even lead to chronic pain. Good stuff here.

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