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What can be done at home to treat rotator cuff injuries?

Many cases of rotator cuff injury can be fully treated at home, with rest being the best option. Avoid trigger factors and take pain-relief medications for the first few days. Ice or heat packs are effective in reducing pain and inflammation. Ice packs should not be placed directly on your skin, as they may cause nerve damage. First wrap the ice pack in a towel and only use for 10 minutes each time.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Frozen shoulder

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