(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis of the shoulder occurs when the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, causing pain and stiffness.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these tips to ease the symptoms of shoulder arthritis:
- Make adjustments as you perform daily activities to ease strain on your shoulder.
- Consider physical therapy to help improve range of motion.
- Speak with your doctor about taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and control pain.
- Ice the shoulder two to three times a day for 20 minutes at a time.
-- Diana Kohnle
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