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If you have shoulder pain, it can help to do gentle shoulder exercises and take painkillers if needed. Do not completely stop using your shoulder.
Treatments for shoulder pain include physiotherapy and medicines or injections to reduce pain and swelling.
Common causes of shoulder pain include frozen shoulder, arthritis, an injury and swollen tendons in your shoulder (tendonitis).
You can usually do things to ease shoulder pain yourself. But see a GP if it does not start feeling better after 2 weeks.
Page last reviewed: 22/05/2023
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