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How to Treat Shoulder Pain at Home

Athlete using StretchRite Stretching Tool

The shoulder pain you are experiencing from performing sports, doing housework, or taking care of yard work may be relieved with at-home shoulder pain treatments

Shoulder injuries are usually caused by excessive or repetitive overhead motions, which shorten some muscles. In combination with the loss of muscle elasticity, this may make a sudden motion result in a muscle strain or tear. The complexity of the shoulder joint makes it a common area for chronic pain and injuries.

When you are experiencing pain from a shoulder injury, you want immediate and lasting relief. To prevent or heal shoulder injuries, you will need to increase flexibility and strengthen your shoulder muscles. Here are some home remedies you may want to try.

 

5 Best DIY Shoulder Pain Treatments

If you are suffering from chronic shoulder pain and are unable to get to your doctor or physical therapist, or if you are simply between appointments, there are a few pain-relieving techniques you can try at home for shoulder pain.

 

1. Shoulder Strengthening and Stretching Activities

Regular exercise and stretching help keep your whole body strong and flexible. Taking just a few minutes every day to do simple stretching activities can provide much-needed relief for your shoulder pain. Before taking part in sports or doing extensive exercise, you can help prevent injuries by warming up your muscles through stretching.

You can further your strengthening and stretching practice with Medi-Dyne’s Essential Shoulder Solution, which offers immediate relief and long-term healing for your shoulder injury. Medi-Dyne has also created two products that enhance stretching and can help in preventing or treating shoulder pain: 

  • The StretchRite®:  Providing a safe and effective way to improve shoulder flexibility and strength, this patented tool can help you treat shoulder pain when you use it just a few minutes a day. You can perform numerous shoulder-stretching exercises easily with the smartly designed non-elastic strap, including a general shoulder stretch, a shoulder/chest stretch, a shoulder flexion stretch, a rotator cuff stretch, a deltoid stretch, and more. 
  • The CoreStretch®:  Originally designed for physical therapists, this smart tool provides a deep and effective stretch for the shoulders, back, spine, and hamstrings. The stretch it gives allows your tissues to relax and elongate, in addition to developing major muscle groups that make up the core. By increasing your range of motion, you can prevent injury, reduce pain, and speed up your recovery. This is an ideal tool to use for at-home shoulder pain treatment. 

Medi-Dyne’s patented stretching tools can be used daily and may be used almost anywhere. You do not need a home gym for the stretching activities and you may even use these products in the office. 

 

2. Preventive Measures

You may be thinking, “but I already have shoulder pain, I’m past prevention.” Prevention is worth a lot especially after already experiencing an injury. To prevent further damage, you need to remember what not to do in the future, so you do not suffer these consequences again. A few simple tips will help here:

  • Maintain a good posture: You likely know you are supposed to sit up straight and maintain a neutral posture, but it can be difficult to remember. Avoid slouching or hunching over to help keep your muscles in line and prevent further shoulder pain.
  • Remember to rest:Getting plenty of rest and taking time off from strenuous activities can help your muscles heal and be ready for your next exercise or activity. Many athletes practice a rest day to let their muscles recover. 
  • Assess yourself: Throughout the day, pay attention to how you are carrying yourself and adjust your posture when necessary.

Along with practicing good posture and allowing rest, you can provide support for the shoulder and muscles with the Cho-Pat® Upper Arm Strap™. This simple tool is loved by swimmers and other athletes. It acts as a compression device that absorbs forces, which reduces inflammation. By preventing the tearing and pulling of the tendon muscles in the upper arm, you can avert further injuries to your shoulder. 

 

3. At-Home Massage

Regular massage can help relieve pain and having a loved one or family member involved can release stress-relieving hormones for ongoing care. Studies have shown that regular massages can help the body cope with stress. So, ask for a short massage from your partner, friend, or relative. You may also the simple massage tools that can be used at home.

 

4. Cold Compress

Using a cold compress can help reduce swelling in your shoulder as this also helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. After stretching with your Medi-Dyne products, you can apply a cold pack to the injured shoulder for up to 20 minutes, five times a day.

 

5. Heat Therapy

Using heat may help soothe a stiff shoulder after exercises by relaxing tense muscles. You may use a heated gel pack, a heating pad, or a heated water bottle to apply warmth to the sore area.

 

If Pain Worsens Call Your Doctor

If your shoulder pain worsens or does not improve after several days of treatment, see a doctor or a physical therapist. If your shoulder pain is accompanied by feelings of tightness in your chest or difficulty in breathing, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

 

Treat Your Shoulder Pain with Medi-Dyne Solutions

Medi-Dyne has provided innovative products for the prevention and treatment of pain and injuries to more than 70 countries worldwide. Our services have remained valuable to podiatrists, physical therapists, athletes, and individuals for more than 20 years. The medical experts at Medi-Dyne cannot wait to utilize our medically approved tools for relieving your shoulder pain.

Call us at 800-810-1740 or 817-251-8660 to talk about a treatment plan for shoulder pain and injury, orcontact us online.

 

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OTHER RELATED TOPICS:

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SHOULDER INJURY?

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this website and article is for information only and should not be used as a substitute for consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and rehabilitation


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