If you injure a shoulder, try the following:

  • Rest – Reduce or stop using the injured area for 48 hours.
  • Ice – Put an ice pack on the injured area for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times per day. Use a cold pack, ice bag, or a plastic bag filled with crushed ice that has been wrapped in a towel.
  • Compression – Compress the area with bandages, such as an elastic wrap, to help stabilize the shoulder. This may help reduce the swelling.
  • Elevation – Keep the injured area elevated above the level of the heart. Use a pillow to help elevate the injury.

If pain and stiffness persist, see a doctor.

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Sourced from:
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health