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How is shoulder pain treated?

Most cases of shoulder pain are treated with the RICE approach: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also painkillers, heat pads and ice packs are helpful in the short term; corticosteroid tablets or injections may also be offered to reduce severe swelling and pain.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Knee pain


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