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5 Tips for Shoulder Pain Relief

If you’re experiencing excruciating shoulder pain, you’ll be glad to know that there are easy solutions to dulling down the sensation. Here are ways 5 to treat shoulder pain right from home.

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Icing

Ice can help, especially with an enflamed rotator cuff. Place the hand of your pained limb on your back to expose the shoulder tendons to the ice. The ice pack should be positioned slightly forward near the collarbone for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Massage

After icing, find the most painful spot and rub it back and forth for 1 minute, a technique called cross-fiber friction massage. This friction massage can be painful, but icing the shoulder beforehand helps numb the area beforehand.

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Rebalance

Rebalance the strength of your posterior and anterior chest muscles to better support your shoulder. By stretching your anterior chest muscles and strengthening the posterior chest muscles, your shoulder joint can be rebalanced.

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Shrug

Drooping shoulders can stretch out sensitive nerves in the area, making lifting cause more tension than is necessary. By shrugging before lifting an item, protective muscles are engaged and tension can be minimized.

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Rest

Minimize how much you exert your shoulders and allow them to heal properly by giving them adequate rest. There are simple ways to doing this, like putting your hands in your pockets. To relieve pressure over night, use the Oh My® Shoulder Pillow. It redistributes weight while you sleep on your side, allowing the shoulder to truly get a full night’s rest.

How to Improve Shoulder Flexibility

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Have issues with shoulder mobility? Shoulder pain and lack of flexibility  is very common, especially among weight-lifters. Fortunately, there are many exercises available to help you achieve a comfortable level of flexibility.

If you lift your arms as high as they can go and someone by your side cannot see your ears, you could benefit greatly from these tips for strengthening shoulders with exercise.

A common reason for shoulder problems is neglected back muscles, due to an imbalance with chest muscles. Focus on building a stronger back to better support your shoulders. Stretch after exercising your shoulders. Stretching right before strength training increases the risk of injury. Don’t push through tightness, especially if you’re nursing an injury. Take it slow.

We hope this helps! If your shoulder is giving you trouble sleeping, you could benefit from the OH MY® Pillow, specifically designed to relieve pressure on the shoulder while sleeping.