Repetitive Motion Injuries (cont.)
Self-Care at Home
- Home care for a painful or swollen joint should include elevation and not moving it until your doctor can be contacted.
- Ice can also be used for relief of pain and swelling.
- Most authorities recommend icing two to three times a day for 20-30 minutes each time.
- Wrap ice or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and place it on the area.
- If your shoulder is involved, you should not keep it immobile for more than 24-48 hours because your shoulder may become frozen and have decreased range of motion.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
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