The first step is to rest enough to allow your body to heal and renew from everyday stressors. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can also keep your body fueled with the nutrients it uses to function.
If you’re experiencing aches and pains, try avoiding smoking. Smoking can affect blood circulation to the shoulder and body. This can slow recovery.
A shoulder injury can happen with repeat or sudden movements. It can happen while playing sports, exercising, or falling, and during everyday activities such as reaching for something on a shelf or gardening. This is more likely if you raise your arms above your head or lift something heavy without bending the elbows or using your legs to lift the weight.
If you have poor posture or slouch your shoulders, you may be more likely to get shoulder pain.