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What could be done to manage shoulder pain while exercising?

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Published At May 19, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am getting shoulder pain while exercising and lifting weights. Can you suggest medicines for this problem?

Thank you.


We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care.

You have mentioned pain in the shoulder region while doing exercises and overhead activities. It could be a kind of tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons), a capsular or inflammatory issue with the soft tissues. So initially, my advice will be to start with some anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol for pain relief. Also, ice packs can be initiated for local application, along with the use of analgesic ointment or spray for local application. Rest to the involved joint in the form of restriction of heavy weight lifting and overhead activity has to be observed till pain relief is adequate. Physical therapy can be initiated along with medications.

If pain persists or there is any swelling or other symptoms, kindly feel free to get back to me because we might have to get a few investigations done.

I hope this information helps provide some insight into your symptoms.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena
Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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