Shoulder injuries are extremely common — they are one of those things that you or someone you know has likely experienced. They typically vary in degree of seriousness, but if any shoulder injury is left untreated, it can lead to more and more problems. When it comes to shoulder injuries and injuries in general, it can be hard to determine what the core problem is. The shoulder as a joint is extremely mobile, it goes in a lot of different directions. The downside with the mobility is that it will be less strong making it more susceptible to injury. Let’s take a look at where those issues can reside, the top three shoulder injuries, and how to alleviate the pain.
Fixing the Pain
As mentioned before, if you are experiencing a lot of pain or aren’t comfortable doing these assessments on your own, see a doctor. It is common that they will also refer you to a physical therapist or shoulder specialist. After identifying the injury, you will most likely undergo at least 1 or all 4 of these steps on the road to recovery:
- Rest – You must rest, overuse of an injury will lead to more long-term problems.
- Mobility, stretching, and massage – working on mobility will help with recovery and will prevent further damage. Using the Meteor to help massage the injured shoulder will provide relief as well as help the shoulder to heal correctly.
- Physical Therapy – A physical therapist will provide different exercises and stretches to help you recover.
- Surgery – If you end up getting surgery you will have to go through all of these steps. A surgical operation is sometimes necessary to properly repair the joint and ensure that no further damage will take place.