Q. I have shoulder pain since yesterday after getting up from the bed. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 01, 2020

Hi Doctor, having shoulder pain from yesterday right after getting up from bed. Yesterday it was mild but today it got increased and having pain while moving shoulder and during shoulder movements. Having pain during shoulder movements like lifting and feeling shoulder stiffness.

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopedics And Traumatology Spine Surgery
# Hi

Thanks for your query and Welcome to Icliniq.

You have mentioned Shoulder pain which started after you woke up indicating postural issues at sleep which might have initiated this pain.
Do you have any feeling of weakness, numbness etc also in the affected limb?

If there is no history of any injury, and no s/s of inflammation or infection like swelling, skin redness or Local warmth on touching, then i will like to advise you for conservative management initially in form of :

- Ice packs at home for 3-4 times in a day can be initiated
- Gentle anti inflammatory medications like Tab Etoshine , Tab Aceclofenac etc along with a muscle relaxant if your KFT's are ok can be taken for 3-5 days
- Intensive physical therapy with focus on modalities only for reducing pain and inflammation , no exercises till acute pain is there
- Adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation as per requirement
- Posture maintenance while working and during sleep

and see how it goes for around 10-14 days time.

If your condition does not improve, then we will have to get certain investigations done.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.

You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.

Thanks & Regards

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