Shoulder pain

You can have shoulder pain because of the following:

If you’ve injured your shoulder you should go and see your GP.

Treating shoulder pain at home

There are things you can do at home to reduce swelling and ease the pain:

Try to keep the shoulder moving but avoid doing anything that makes it hurt.

If there is no improvement after a couple of weeks, you might want to get further help.


You can get physiotherapy on the NHS to relieve pain and stiffness and help movement.

Get physiotherapy

When to see your GP

See your GP if:

Book a GP appointment

Your GP will recommend the best treatment for you. This can include:

Shoulder pain can be long term. Even after treatment, the pain may come back. However, doing the exercises your physiotherapist showed you should help.