Your shoulder is a very mobile structure which comprises of many joints with several muscles, ligaments as well as tendons. It is required by us to be used for performing various activities which involves the parts mentioned. As a lot of activities are being performed by the shoulders, minor injury can result. Fortunately, there are many home remedies available for treatment of your sore shoulder if it is not due to a serious problem.
Perhaps the most comforting treatment for your sore shoulders is application of an ice pack or any other cold object. This takes away the pangs of your inflammation. Keep the cold object in place of inflammation for 15 minutes before removing it. If the pain persists, keep applying the cold with a 15 minutes gap.
Do not keep the cold object directly on the skin. Wrap it with a cloth and apply on the skin. This treatment can be repeated three to four times in a day. You need to give rest to your shoulder too, and the more you do that, the faster your shoulder improves.
You can use moist heat on the sore shoulders if you want to relax the muscles that are aching. For this, you will need a heating pad, damp towels made warm with microwave, or a warm bath immersion. Whatever is the method chosen by you, make sure that the heat is consistent and that the painful areas are covered adequately. Moist heat should be applied on the affected area for no more than 20-30 minutes.
Different exercises would be needed for various causes of sore shoulders. These exercises help to relax the muscles surrounding your shoulder.
Bear in mind that these home remedies are useful only if your shoulder injury is a minor one, not involving a fracture or any serious damage.
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