You are not the only one who suffers from shoulder pain. In fact, more than 20% of Americans reported experiencing sharp shoulder pain in 2018.

Shoulder pain makes it challenging to maintain a daily rhythm. The good news is that you can solve your problems without any surgical procedures.

That’s how you can prevent shoulder pain and lead a normal life:

 

Be active

If you want to prevent shoulder pain, make sure to stay in good shape. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help you strengthen your muscles and avoid injury.

Make sure to listen to your body when you work out. Lifting weights can cause sudden shoulder pain. So, if you want to do this while in a gym, consult with a professional gym trainer at first.

 

Sit correctly

Awkward postures and too much sitting can also cause shoulder pain. If you have a desk job, make sure to take more breaks during the day. According to experts, you should have a 30-second break every half an hour in order to restore your energy and prevent a muscle spasm.

Every two hours, you should take a walk (at least around the room). Sitting all day can not only cause posture problems, but it can also lead to weight gain, poor blood circulation, and heart disease.

Also, your lower back and elbows should be supported when you use a computer keyboard. While sitting at work, make sure your shoulders are relaxed.

 

Get a headset

If you need to talk on the phone a lot, it’s better to invest in a headset. Cradling a phone between your shoulder and ear can cause chronic shoulder pain.

It’s also important to relieve daily stress since negative emotions can also be the reason for your pain.

Learn more about this common issue in the infographic provided by Kemper Medical: