When it comes to shoulder pain, it can be a creeper. Because it is so closely related to neck pain, a lot of people tend to ignore it, thinking it will go away. But when it doesn’t, it can go south really quickly and really start affecting the things that you need and love to do.
Shoulder pain accounts for 20% of all visits to medical professionals in the US, and can have a range of causes. However, universally, shoulder pain can really limit you in very elementary things, like brushing your teeth, putting on a jacket, lifting your baby or doing groceries. When you have a shoulder injury, you can quickly realise how quickly how much you use your shoulder and arm to do so many regular everyday things.
Also shoulder pain doesn’t really have many aides - there aren’t many braces for mild shoulder pain so if you’re in a sling you’re probably down for the count. So it’s really important to take care of your pain as soon as it comes along, since it can go from 0 to 100 very quickly.