1. Cold Compress
Cold compresses can help reduce swelling in the shoulder. Cooling also helps to numb sharp pain.
- Apply an ice pack for up to 20 minutes, up to five times a day.
- Use a frozen gel pack, ice cubes in a plastic bag, or a bag of frozen peas.
- Wrap the cold pack in a soft towel.
- Do not apply a cold pack directly to skin.
Stretching the musculature that encompasses the shoulder joint can not only help with your pain but can also possibly prevent future injury. Muscles that are capable of moving freely through your shoulder’s natural motion will not have the constant stress that a tight muscle experiences.
3. Salt Bath
- Fill a bathtub with warm water and add Epsom or another brand of bathing salts.
- Soak immersed in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes.
- The salts are soothing to the skin and very relaxing if you are experiencing more of a cramping pain.
Get a family member to knead your muscles that are sore. If you are very independent, find a sock and a tennis ball. Put a tennis ball inside a sock. Place the sock and ball at the back of your shoulder where it is sore. Now, go against a wall and apply pressure to the tennis ball and roll around, thus giving yourself a massage. If that doesn’t prove effective, you can look into visiting a sports massage therapist.