Shoulder Therapy Olney

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Immediate Home Care for Shoulder Pain  Shoulder Therapy Olney

This article is not a substitute for a doctor’s consultation.  Rather, it is simply a list of tips for immediate care while waiting for your doctor’s appointment or for a scheduled shoulder therapy in Olney.

Oh what a distraction shoulder pain can be!  Having it seemingly obliterates all the other stresses in life.  Once your shoulders begin to hurt, you can barely concentrate on anything else.  Shoulder pain occurs in muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around the shoulder.  And it chooses no age.  Even children encounter shoulder pain.  Notorious culprits for shoulder pain are frequent use laptops, tablets, and smartphones for long periods of time.

The most common cause of shoulder pain is injury to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons and ligaments within the shoulder.  Blame repetitive use or even overuse.  Sometimes the pain is outside the shoulder – some injury to the neck or bicep.  Other causes can include a spinal cord injury, a frozen shoulder, a broken shoulder bone, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, bone spurs, or a torn cartilage.  Certain disease also cause shoulder pain – diseases of the cervical spine in the neck, diseases of the liver, heart or even gall bladder disease.

So to ease the pain while waiting for shoulder therapy in Olney, here are the top three remedies for shoulder pain:

 

  1. Cold Compress: Cold compresses are excellent in relieving shoulder pain.  The cold numbs the area, which in turn, reduces inflammation and pain.  Place a towel soaked in cold water (or a plastic bag filled with ice cubes, wrapped in a thin towel) and apply to the affected area 10 to 15 minutes at a time.  Repeat as needed.

 

  1. Epsom Bath Salt: Epsom salts, which are made of magnesium sulfate, helps reduce shoulder pain by improving blood circulation and relaxing stressed shoulder muscles.  To use, fill your bathtub with warm / tolerably warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt.  Stir thoroughly. Soak in the tub, ensuring that your shoulder is submerged for 20 to 25 minutes.  Can be done up to 3x in a week.

 

  1. Ginger Tea: Ginger contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It also improves blood circulation that promotes quick healing.  To use, boil a thumb sized slice of ginger to 4 cups of water for 10 minutes.  Strain and drink 2 to 3 cups daily.  Add honey if preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

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