It becomes really difficult to carry on with the usual tasks when you are in a condition of chronic shoulder pain. It doesn’t matter whether you feel the pain at work or when at home. For instance, if you have committed for a dinner in a friend’s gathering but you are a little reluctant because of the acute pain you are facing. At that time home remedies serve to be as the most helpful tips that will alleviate your pain greatly and bring you in a condition in which you can do whatever you want easily.
Here Are the Several Tips
Over the counter medications
Simple painkillers are usually present in almost every house. These and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) tablets and creams will prove to be best in giving relief from chronic pain.
Working on Your Posture!
Most of the time, it is because of the posture that give rise to the shoulder problems and lead to chronic pain. Positions like slouching, sitting while rounding your spine, leaning forward etc all come under poor posture category. If you have a habit of sitting in such a manner then you are bringing your spine in a really problematic situation. Make sure that you sit/stand straight causing no pressure on your spine. Moreover, in case of shoulder pain while sleeping follow the below mentioned tips:
- Lie with that side that has no pain
- Try using a folded pillow under your painful shoulder
- Make sure that your arm is also in full support by placing a pillow under your arm
Applying Heat or Cold
In case your shoulder pain is due to some injury that has lead to joint inflammation then applying an ice pack would be great in alleviating the pain.
On the other hand if your shoulder pain is muscular; such that your muscles have become sore and stiff then using a reusable heat pad or a hot water bottle will be effective in alleviating the pain.
Balance Between Rest & Exercise
Try maintaining a balance between rest and activity. This would be all about caring for your own self. Make sure that you avoid the tasks that aggravate the shoulder pain.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some any shoulder pain or abdominal pain any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.