Four Fixes For shoul­der pain

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Health -

1 Treat your­self

Ask your phar­ma­cist about med­i­ca­tion, try mas­sage, a heat pack or hot shower, or ap­ply ice in a damp towel for 15 min­utes four times a day.

2 Ring the changes

Check whether your ac­tiv­i­ties or pos­ture are mak­ing it worse, and avoid pro­longed or repet­i­tive arm move­ments and car­ry­ing heavy loads – de­clut­ter your bag!

3 Keep mov­ing

Keep mov­ing your shoul­der with­out strain­ing it. Bend for­ward and swing your arm gen­tly around. See more ex­er­cises at arthri­tis re­searchuk.org.

4 still in pain?

If the pain is se­vere or doesn’t set­tle in about two weeks, see your GP who may sug­gest phys­io­ther­apy, a steroid in­jec­tion, or re­fer­ral to a shoul­der spe­cial­ist.

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