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Exercises to manage shoulder pain

Most cases of shoulder pain aren’t caused by anything serious and will ease within 2 weeks.

Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Door lean exercise

Door press exercise (a)

Door press exercise (b) 

 

Pendulum exercise

 

Shoulder strtech exercise

 

Summary

  • Most cases of shoulder pain aren't caused by anything serious and will ease within 2 weeks.
  • You can take painkillers to ease pain. Taking them before exercise can help you stay active without causing extra pain.
  • Using an ice pack, learning how to protect your joints and being aware of your posture will help cases of shoulder pain.
  • Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Download the shoulder pain advice pamphlet (PDF).

Advice pamphlets developed in conjunction with Wolverhampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)/ Primary Care Trust (PCT) and approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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