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An injured or irritated rotator cuff is the most likely reason for your pain. An impinged or torn rotator cuff can make it painful to move your shoulder, much less lift your arm. Calcific tendinitis, adhesive capsulitis, or osteoarthritis may also be behind your shoulder pain.
Yes, you can. In fact, even the National Health Service recommends sleeping with a shoulder sling. Your doctor will also give you instructions on its proper use, especially while you sleep.
An estimated 70% of the population will suffer from shoulder pain at least once over the course of their lives. Many of these people will use a shoulder sling as part of their treatment. In fact, various injuries, surgeries, and conditions of the arm and shoulder require a shoulder sling. Benefitting from a shoulder sling requires wearing that sling properly.
In short, yes, as long as it doesn't hurt. You may have to adjust your stride in order to minimize twisting of the upper body. But when you have a shoulder injury, most cardio and lower-body exercises are still safe to perform.
Yes, you should, provided that your doctor prescribed massage therapy for your condition. On that note, some doctors recommend massage and physical therapy for shoulder sprains. Patients themselves report reduced shoulder pain and increased mobility after a massage.