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Shoulder pain exercises

This leaflet provides general information about shoulder pain and simple exercises that may help.

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Most cases of shoulder pain aren’t caused by anything serious and will ease within two weeks.

You can take painkillers to ease pain. Taking them before exercise can help you stay active without causing extra pain. Using an ice pack, learning how to protect your joints and being aware of your posture will help cases of shoulder pain. 

Download the PDF below for exercises that can help to ease shoulder pain and prevent future symptoms.

For more health advice from physiotherapists see leaflets and guides.

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Publication Date

October 2012

Author(s)

Arthritis Research UK/The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
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