Shoulder pain is a pain in the… shoulder, especially at night. There’s nothing worse than not being able to get comfortable in your own bed, tossing and turning throughout the night, stretching your arm out, contorting yourself into weird positions to try and find something that brings relief…
Eventually you’ll probably fall asleep despite the pain in your shoulder. At least that’s what happened to me when I suffered from shoulder pain. I hurt my shoulder in the gym, but I did get over it. What I’m about to share with you applies to anyone with shoulder pain who’s struggling to get a good night’s sleep. Here’s some tips for sleeping easily, even if your shoulder is killing you.
1. Do a few stretches before bed. Lean over from the waist and swing your hand in little circles. Do it one way, then the other. After that, stretch your arm up, down and from side to side. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds or so, and stretch only so you feel a gently pull – not so much that it hurts!
2. Ice your shoulder before bed, after the stretches. Wrap ice in a small towel or t-shirt, and massage it over the painful area for 15 minutes. Don’t apply ice directly to the skin or you could get freeze burns. Ice helps to calm swelling and numb pain, to help you get to sleep quickly before the irritating sting of the shoulder pain sets in and keeps you awake.
Shoulder pain can be completely defeated in the long term too, through a combination of these techniques and a few simple strengthening exercises to stimulate the healing process and target the source of your shoulder pain, eliminating it completely. I spent a few weeks doing exactly that, and my shoulder healed perfectly.
Most people will go to the doctor who will recommend them rest and anti-inflammatory drugs, or to a physiotherapist who will charge as much as $100 per hour for treatment, but you can learn these physio techniques yourself and do them yourself at home.
I wrote a book about my experiences beating shoulder pain, and documented everything I learned about treating the pain with the special stretches and exercises I’d uncovered during my research.
For more ideas to avoid shoulder pain at night, watch this video – Best Sleeping Position for Shoulder, Arm, & Wrist Pain- also Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Click here to get that book and use the same techniques to avoid shoulder pain at night today.
Joe Brent is a former chronic should pain sufferer. He beat his shoulder pain for good without surgery and completely rehabilitated himself from the comfort of his own home.
When Joe injured his shoulder from a combination of working out incorrectly and bad posture, he spent hours every day digging through medical and sports literature, talking to medical experts, professional athletes and anyone he could find that had any experience of shoulder and rotator cuff injuries. He realized that it was possible to skip the surgery and the physical therapy appointments and do all the stretches and exercises on his own.
In just a few weeks, Joe was able to heal his own shoulder pain. He wanted to share his successful experiences with others and show them how to quickly rehab their shoulder injuries and that’s how he came up with his shoulder pain relief guide called Shoulder Pain No More.