Dr. Daines wrote an article for the Idaho Press-Tribune recently, about how shoulder pain is common, and generally simple to fix. He explains in the articles that most shoulder pain is related to inflammation, and that anti-inflammatory medication and ceasing any activity causing pain are great places to start to ease the discomfort. When pain persists for more than a few weeks, however, treatment from an orthopedic professional might be necessary, according to Dr. Daines. Minimally invasive procedures are available that can repair the vast majority of shoulder injuries. Read the full article. Learn about shoulder joint replacement.