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    **Hair transplant cost** Female

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    Jun 2017

    Default What are some of the good home remedies for shoulder pain?

    Here are the top home remedies for shoulder pain.

    1. Cold Compress

    Cold compresses are highly beneficial in alleviating shoulder pain. The cold temperature helps numb the area, which in turn reduces inflammation and pain.

    Put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and wrap the bag in a thin towel.
    Place it on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Repeat a few times daily for a few days.
    You can also soak a towel in cold water and apply it on the shoulder.

    Note: Do not place ice directly on the skin. It can cause frostbite.

    2. Hot Compress

    Just like cold compresses, hot compresses also help treat shoulder pain, inflammation and swelling. It is best to use hot compresses after 48 hours of the injury occurring. Hot compresses also help relieve the pain of stressed out muscles.

    Fill a hot water bag with hot water and apply it on the aching shoulder for 10 to 15 minutes while you lie down comfortably. Repeat a few times a day until you get complete relief.
    Also, you can stand in the shower and run warm to slightly hot water on your shoulder for 5 to 10 minutes. Try to stand still for this time. You can enjoy a hot shower twice daily.
    3. Compression

    Compression means putting even pressure on the painful area to help reduce the swelling. A compression wrap will give ample support to your shoulder and make you feel more comfortable.

    You can compress the affected area with an elastic bandage or a warm wrap, which you can easily buy from the market. Wrap the affected area for a few days or until the pain and swelling are gone. Also, keep your shoulder elevated with the help of pillows to promote healing.

    Note: Avoid wrapping it too tightly, which can lead to poor circulation and worsen the condition.

    4. Epsom Salt Bath

    Epsom salt, made up of magnesium sulfate, can help reduce shoulder pain. It helps improve blood circulation and relax stressed shoulder muscles. It also helps relieve stress from the entire body.

    Fill your bathtub with warm or tolerably hot water.
    Add 2 cups of Epsom salt and stir thoroughly.
    Soak in this water with your shoulder submerged for 20 to 25 minutes.
    Do this up to 3 times a week.
    5. Massage

    Massage is another good way to reduce shoulder pain. A gentle massage will help your shoulder muscles release stress and tension. In addition, it will improve blood circulation and reduce swelling and stiffness.

    Get the massage done by someone who can do a good massage to your shoulder. For massaging, you can use olive, coconut, sesame or mustard oil.

    Warm the oil slightly and apply it on the shoulder.
    Gently squeeze the shoulder muscles and apply pressure as well to relieve pain and encourage blood flow.
    Massage for about 10 minutes, then put a warm towel on the affected area for best results.
    Do massage therapy a few times daily until the pain subsides.
    Note: Do not massage the injured area if it causes pain.

    6. Turmeric

    Turmeric is a good remedy to relieve pain in your shoulder. The curcumin in turmeric contains antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and swelling.

    Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 1 or more tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub this paste over the sore muscles and let it dry. Rinse it off with warm water. Repeat twice daily until the pain is gone.
    Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to 1 cup of milk and boil it. Sweeten with honey and drink it twice daily to promote healing.
    You can also take 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules up to 3 times daily. Consult your doctor for the correct dosage.
    Note: Avoid excessive intake of turmeric if you take blood-thinning medicine.

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    **Richa** Female

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    Aug 2018


    Home remedies for shoulder pain are:
    1.Massage: massage with oil or balm on affected areas.
    2.salt bath: Soak immersed in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes. The salts are soothing to the skin and very relaxing.
    3.heat: use an electric hot pack on the affected area. shoulder pain is caused by inflammation of the tendons and ice is a natural remedy for inflammation.
    These home remedies will be very effective in dealing with shoulder pain.

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    Thanks a lot for so many helpful solutions, I'm going to bookmark this thread! I struggle with daily shoulder and back pain after spending the entire day in the office in a sitting position. Sometimes it got so bad I actually started doing small 15-minute exercises after I woke up and before I went to bed (I recommend doing this to everyone - at first it gets super annoying and me being a lazy person couldn't get motivated, but after you implement it into your routine it works wonders!). I get the ideas for exercises from Youtube but it is always a better idea to do these under the supervision of a personal trainer. The second thing I actually tried and which helped my loads was massaging with essential oils, the oil I used in massaging was the Peppermint Essential Oil from Virginic ( - it has a very strong minty smell and it cools down the skin and relieves the pain almost automatically. If you prefer more flowery smells I've heard that lavender works nicely however I didn't have a chance to try it yet.

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    **Illeana Fernandes** Female

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    Sep 2018


    This is really helpful thanks a lot. I usually first apply oil around the areas that are paining and then use a hot water bag over it. It helps me a lot.

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