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With the growing stress, long working hours and sedentary lifestyle, body pain, particularly that on the shoulder, is quite a common problem these days. A shoulder pain usually occurs in the muscles, ligaments or tendons in and around shoulder area. This minor problem is annoying because it disrupts day-to-day activity and hinders concentration.Although, a shoulder pain can affect people of all age groups but people who use tablets, laptops and smartphones for long hours are more prone to this ailment.Several factors that cause a shoulder pain include injury to the soft tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments. This usually happens due to a repeated use of the shoulder.Sometimes, this pain erupts due to a certain type of injury to the neck or bicep. Besides, other factors include arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, bone spurs, a broken shoulder bone, torn cartilage, spinal cord injury and frozen shoulder.Ailments related to cervical spine in the neck, and liver, heart or gallbladder diseases also lead to shoulder pain.Those suffering from shoulder pain face symptoms like swelling, difficulty in moving the shoulder and tenderness around the joint.Minor pains can be dealt with easy natural tips. However, in case of a severe ache, do consult a doctor. Meanwhile, let us take a look at a few effective home remedies for shoulder pain.

  1. Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salt is made from magnesium sulfate and therefore, is helpful in reducing shoulder pain. It boosts blood circulation and thus, relaxes the stressed muscles of the shoulder.All you need to do is take two cups of Epsom salt and add it to your bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Stir well and then soak yourself in this water focusing on the shoulder area. Do it for about half an hour daily to get instant relief.

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  1. Massage

Massage is considered to be the best option in case of any type of pain in the body. A gentle massage not only provides relief from the pain but also eases stress and tension. Massage also improves blood circulation and thus, reduces swelling and stiffness.You can use a variety of oils for massage, such as olive, mustard, coconut and sesame.All you need to do is take any of the above mentioned oils and heat it slightly. Then massage your shoulder with this oil by applying gentle pressure. This will help in easing pain and boosting blood flow. Massage the affected area for around 10 minutes and then, place a warm towel over it. Follow this remedy a couple of times in a day till the pain subsides completely.

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  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for all types of muscle and body pains. The presence of a compound called curcumin in turmeric eases pain and swelling as this compound contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in it.All you need to do is prepare a paste by mixing two tablespoons of turmeric powder and one tablespoon of coconut oil together. Then apply this paste on your shoulder and massage gently. Later rinse off well with some lukewarm water. Follow this remedy two times in a day till the pain goes away completely.Alternately, mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder in one cup of milk and then bring it to a boil. Now add a spoon of honey in it to sweeten the concoction. Then consume this solution on a daily basis to initiate quick healing.You can also consider taking 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules thrice in a day. However, take these supplements only after consulting your doctor.

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  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another superb remedy for curing shoulder pain. This is because it contains anti-inflammatory and alkalizing properties, needed for reducing inflammation and pain.Just take two cups of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and add it to your bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Now soak yourself in this solution for half an hour. Follow this remedy once in a day for a couple of days.Alternately, consume a glass of lukewarm water after mixing one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little honey in it. Savor it two times in a day for quick recovery.

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