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Treating and Managing Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is something that can affect anyone of any age. It may involve ligaments, cartilage, nerves, muscles, or tendons. Often, it can also include the neck, arm, shoulder blades, and hand.

Since it can take approximately eight weeks (or longer) for shoulder pain to heal, it’s important to get early treatment, to ensure that no other complication occurs during the process.

Aside from Therapy Services, there are several other home remedies that a patient can try to help treat their shoulder pain.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
    Reducing inflammation is important in rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis and arthritis, and other shoulder injuries. Patients can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) along with Physical Therapy Services in Kokomo, Indiana to help improve their condition.
  • Cold Compress
    A cold pack can help reduce swelling in the shoulder. Cooling can also help numb the pain a little. You can do this by applying an ice pack on your shoulder for 20 minutes, 5 times every day.
  • Compression
    Wrapping the shoulder with an elastic bandage or shoulder wrap can also help reduce swelling and pain. You can buy one from your usual pharmacy.
  • Rest and Activity Modification
    After an injury, it can be difficult for patients to go full throttle on their day-to-day activities without injuring themselves further. As a provider of Occupational Therapy in Indiana, we encourage patients to make time for ample rest and modify most activities to make them more convenient and easier to complete.

Get top-quality physical and occupational services from Step N’ Stone Physical Therapy Solutions today! Contact us to make an appointment.

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