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Shoulder Pain Relief: Everything You Need To Know

Back and shoulder pain can be extremely irritating, especially when it’s affecting your day to day life. Rather than letting it get the best of you, there are plenty of treatment options to provide shoulder pain relief. We’re discussing the causes of shoulder pain and everything you need to know about shoulder pain relief to get you feeling great again. 

Causes Of Shoulder Pain…

There are many different causes of shoulder pain, along with many different types of pain. From dull aches to strong shooting pains and everything in between, it can be hard to diagnose exactly what is causing it. 

We would always recommend visiting your GP and getting your doctor’s advice if the pain has been present for more than two weeks to get checked, be safe and ensure that it’s nothing too serious. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include; 

  • Arthritis 
  • Muscle strain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocated shoulder 

Luckily, you don’t need to suffer for longer than necessary as we’re sharing some of our top tips to get you feeling like yourself again. 

Shoulder Pain Relief: Everything You Need To Know

Other than simply relying on painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, there are many other ways to relieve shoulder pain. You should make it a habit to practice gentle stretches and exercises. This will help to strengthen your shoulders and muscles, therefore preventing further injuries in the future. Of course, don’t exercise too vigorously whilst still in pain otherwise you may undo any healing that has already taken place. Instead, simply take it easy whilst stretching and don’t push yourself too hard. 

When resting, there are plenty of extra things you can do for shoulder pain relief. For example, using hot or cold compresses can reduce swelling and promote healing. Ensure that you keep your shoulder moving and do not stop using it completely otherwise it may seize up and it will take even longer to heal completely. 

Musculoskeletal therapy can be a great choice for shoulder pain relief and it has a whole array of benefits. Designed to help speed up your body’s natural healing process, it helps to heal injuries within the musculoskeletal system. 

By using a series of hands on massaging techniques, stretching and bending, along with low level laser therapy and more, your MSK therapist can focus on the most painful areas to relieve tension. It may take a few sessions to be able to really feel the difference long term, however you should begin to feel better after the first session. 

Our experts here at the Northwich Foot Clinic are always ready and waiting to help treat your symptoms to improve your quality of life. To book in, simply click here. We’re easily accessible in Cheshire, situated in Northwich town centre. 

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