Shoulder pain can have many causes, including injury, inflammation, overuse, and underlying medical conditions. The appropriate medical and rehab approach will depend on the underlying cause of the pain.
- Medical evaluation: If you have shoulder pain that is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms (such as weakness, numbness, or tingling), you should seek medical evaluation from a healthcare professional. They can diagnose the cause of your pain and determine the best treatment plan.
- Rest and ice: If your shoulder pain is due to a recent injury, you should rest the affected area and apply ice to reduce inflammation and pain. This can be done for the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury.
- Physical therapy: If your shoulder pain is due to an overuse injury or a medical condition such as rotator cuff tendinitis, physical therapy may be recommended. Physical therapy can help improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility, as well as reduce pain.
- Medications: Depending on the cause of your shoulder pain, your healthcare provider may recommend over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to help manage pain and inflammation. In some cases, prescription medications may be necessary.
- Surgery: If your shoulder pain is due to a structural problem, such as a torn rotator cuff or a shoulder dislocation, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Your healthcare provider can determine if surgery is necessary and refer you to an appropriate specialist.
It’s important to remember that every case of shoulder pain is unique, and the appropriate medical and rehab approach will depend on the underlying cause of the pain. Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional before starting any treatment regimen.
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