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1. Whom should I consult if I have shoulder pain?
A general practitioner can be consulted for mild to moderate shoulder pain. If the pain is severe or has not improved after any initial treatment, it is recommended to consult an orthopaedic.
2. Can physical therapy treat shoulder pain?
Physical therapy can be used or treat various types of shoulder pain. Physical therapy involves exercises that help strengthen the shoulder muscles, thus reducing pain and inflammation.
3. Is Ayurvedic treatment available for shoulder pain?
Various ayurvedic remedies, such as the application of warm sesame oil or coconut oil that has been mixed with camphor, can be used for shoulder pain. Sometimes, a warm compress may be used to relieve pain.
4. Can I exercise when I have shoulder pain?
In most cases, it is advisable to rest until the pain subsides. However, exercises that do not involve the movement of the shoulder muscles or cause any strain to them can be performed. Exercises and yoga asanas that can help strengthen shoulder muscles may be performed under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
5. Can shoulder pain lead to serious complications?
Complications associated with shoulder pain commonly include nerve palsies, chronic pain and inflammation and impingement syndrome, which is caused by inflammation due to repetitive movements, pressure on the nerve, rotator cuff tendinitis and other complications.