Pain - shoulder
- If you have had shoulder pain in the past, use ice and ibuprofen after exercising.
- Learn proper exercises to stretch and strengthen your rotator cuff tendons and shoulder muscles. A doctor or physical therapist can help.
- If you are recovering from tendinitis, continue to perform range-of-motion exercises to avoid "frozen shoulder."
- In sports-related activities, learn proper techniques to prevent painful and expensive shoulder problems.
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Krabak BJ, Banks NL. Adhesive capsulitis. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 10.
Review Date: 08/26/2009
Reviewed By: Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.