The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury, and as a result, pain.
Shoulder pain is usually temporarily and pain can be reduced by taking the following steps:
Rest: Try to relax for 48 hours after you feel pain in your shoulders. Be mindful when carrying a heavy bag on your shoulders during this time.
Ice: Put an ice pack on the affected shoulder for 10-20 minutes at a time, between 4 and 8 times per day.
Stretch: Try rolling your shoulders backwards and down 10 times. If the pain isn’t too much, also try squeezing your shoulder blades together 10 times.
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