4. Support the Arm with a Pillow
While sleeping, it is possible for your arm to fall back and rest in an uncomfortable position.
When the arm is positioned in an unstable manner from the shoulder, it can cause excess strain and result in pain.
While sleeping, rest a pillow under the arm to support the shoulder.
5. Use a Cryocuff AKA Iceman
If you are battling pain while sleeping, invest in an iceman or Cryocuff.
This device uses cold therapy to freeze your pain and distract you from any stinging or dull aches.
It’s advisable to change the water frequently, but you can leave it on until you fall asleep.
6. Try Home-made Cold Therapy
If you are unable to find a cryocuff or iceman, use a regular ice pack instead.
Wrap it in a towel, and leave it on your shoulder before sleeping.
7. Take your Doctor’s Advice
Address any personal discomfort and obtain advice from your doctor for pain.
Whether it be taking adequate rest or limiting the movement of the arm, the recommendations provided by your doctor should be followed diligently.
8. Talk a Walk
If your health allows, you can take a slow, leisurely walk once a day.
Walking is known to improve blood circulation in the body and speed up recovery.
9. Take Prescribed Medication
Never skip your medication.
Set alarms to remind yourself if you need to.
After surgery, the remedy prescribed to you is intended to ease your pain and quicken the recovery process.
10. Avoid Using your Elbow as Support
While shifting positions on the bed, avoid using your injured elbow as support to move around.
This will induce strain on your upper arm and cause pain to your shoulders.