Fixing Shoulder Pain – Part 3
In part 3 of Fixing Shoulder Pain we look at three therapeutic modalities to help relieve shoulder pain. Performing these modalities for 3-4 weeks can bring amazing relief.
Modality #1 Traction Stretch
Step 1. Place a foam roller or a few thick blankets on floor (make thickness 6-7 inches).
Step 2. Lie face-up on roller or blankets with your arms open at 90 degree angle. Start with 2 minutes and slowly work up to 15 minutes 1x per day.
Step 3. When done, slowly roll to your side and wait 30-45 seconds before getting up slowy.
Step 4. Repeat daily for 3-4 weeks.
Modality #2 Heat & Ice
Step 1. Place a thin towel of the shoulder.
Step 2. Wrap the shoulder with a bag of loose ice. Remove after 20 minutes. Wait 2-3 minutes before going on to Step 3.
Step 3. Place a hot water bottle bag over the shoulder. Remove after 20 minutes. Wait 2-3 minutes before going on to Step 4.
Step 4. Wrap the shoulder with a bag of loose ice. Remove after 20 minutes.
Step 5. Do 1-2 times per day. Repeat daily for 1-2 weeks.
Modality #3 Massage
Step 1. Clean the area with soap and water.
Step 2. Apply oil or salve on front, side of shoulder and neck. Massage strokes toward body. Strokes are vigorous and in circles. Check out our Best Oils for Pain article.
Step 3. Repeat daily for 1-2 weeks.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain can be caused by many things. Always rule out serious conditions with your doctor. You can see a comprehensive listing here: Causes of Shoulder Pain.