Shoulder pain is a common joint problem, which can affect anyone. It’s important to take it seriously – early treatment is vital. It can easily take 10 weeks or even longer for the pain to abate.
In general, the older people get the more likely they are to experience shoulder pain. You can hurt your shoulder by something as simple as brushing your hair in the morning or reaching behind your back to fasten a bra or while trying to reach something overhead.
Your body has amazing healing abilities and sometimes pain abates on its own after a few weeks. That being said, it’s always good to have your shoulder looked at by a medical professional – severe pain that you think might be a random occurrence can be a sign of a deeper problem, and you don’t want to make it worse.
We at Kemper Medical produced an infographic that outlines different types of the most common shoulder injuries and how to treat your shoulder before you decide to visit a specialist in your area. Remember, it’s best to have a doctor examine your shoulder early and start the proper treatment as soon as possible.