Did you feel a burst of immense pain in your shoulder? Most of the time, shoulder pain can go away after a few minutes, but sometimes, it lingers on and develops into something worse.
It makes sense, given that shoulders are the most complex joints in our bodies, and that 14.7 out of 1000 people suffer from shoulder pain. So, until you can get in touch with your private orthopedist, here are some ways you can control your shoulder pain:
While it can be challenging to carry out exercises with shoulder pain, home exercises will help you relieve the stiffness and reduce the intensity of the pain. Make sure to not push yourself while exercising, or the situation may end up getting worse.
Some of the most popular exercises for shoulder pain are: across the chest stretch, neck release, chest expansion, and seated twist.
We recommend hiring a physical therapist. They can guide you on how to correctly do these exercises while motivating you throughout the process.
Poor posture can also cause shoulder pain. Prolonged sitting and a sedentary lifestyle can result in possible rotator cuff injuries. If your work requires you to sit at a desk for hours on end, it’s important to get up and walk for at least a few minutes after every hour. Moreover, ensure that your seat has ample back support and perhaps a back cushion to support your natural spinal curve.
Shoulder pain can also be a result of incorrect form or technique while exercising. If you’re a lifter, make sure you’re lifting with your legs instead of bending over to lift the weights, thereby putting all the pressure on your back and shoulders.
Making these small adjustments to your lifestyle can help reduce back pain.
In most cases, consulting a private orthopedist is the best move.
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