Treatments include :
Avoid activities that cause shoulder pain.
To control pain and swelling:
- Use for 20 minutes at a time.
- Use during the first 24-48 hours after injury or after exercise.
- Protect your skin by placing a towel between the ice and your skin.
Heat may relieve pain and is often used before exercises to help with motion:
- Do not use with acute pain or following acute injury.
- Check with a doctor or therapist before using heat the first time.
- Use for 15-20 minutes at a time.
- Protect your skin by placing a towel between the heat source and your skin.
- Physical therapy to strengthen muscles that control the shoulder
- Exercises to maintain normal range of motion
- Exercises for specific muscles that are used in sports or job activities
- Gradual return to sports and work
- Learning how to modify activities to prevent re-injury
Different procedures can be used depending on the injury:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Open technique