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A huge part of recovering from any musculoskeletal injury is understanding your problem, how it happened and what the recovery looks like.
Read on to learn more about your shoulder pain.
What should I do when I get shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain often improves by itself over several days or weeks.
But here are also some things you could do to support and speed up your recovery.
What should I avoid if I have shoulder pain?
There are certain things you should avoid when you have shoulder pain.
Don't worry if you've already been doing some of the activities on the left. But it is probably best to stop now!
About your shoulder
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint and is the most mobile joint in the body. It allows your arms to move in a circular motion, up and away from the body.
Learn more about the structure of the shoulder in this 6-minute video.
Causes of shoulder pain
VIDA is not a diagnostic tool; you can't be sure what injury you have without seeing a qualified musculoskeletal health professional.
However, you can learn about some common shoulder injuries below.