Shoulder pain on right side


Q: Im experiencing mild pain in right shoulder an upper arm for last 2 days, the pain is felt when I strech my arms or when I try to touch my shoulder with ears.

Symptoms:  No other symtoms

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

I think that you have a muscle strain and ligament tears and injury. You can treat this by using RICE. This is how RICE works:
Rest - rest the arm and avoid straining it too much
Ice - ice the arm for 15 mins every hour several times a day
Compress - compress the arm with crepe bandage
Elevate - elevate the arm by placing it above 2 pillows
Also, use Paracetamol to reduce the swelling

The pain should reduce after 5 days. If it does not, please see a Doctor. All the best.

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