Moving more with shoulder pain

It's important to keep your shoulder moving to prevent it from stiffening up.

Initially, try to avoid the movements that are painful, especially those that hold your arm away from your body and above shoulder height. You should aim to slowly work back up to your previous activity level. If exercising does not affect your symptoms or improves them, try to stay active as possible.

Inactive lifestyles increase the risk of developing pain and can also delay your recovery. Being active for 30 minutes in your day can bake a big difference in your overall health and improve your pain.

In order to help plan the next steps, think about the following:

  • How would you like things to be different?
  • What have you tried before to make yourself feel better and in less pain?
  • What were the good things about what you tried previously and what are the less good things about it?
  • What will you do next?

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