In most cases, a fractured shoulder does not require surgical treatment. The first step in treating this condition is to set the arm in place, this might require a sling or cast to prevent movement. To help with swelling or pain, a medical professional might recommend over-the-counter medication or ice packs. Healing times do vary, but it typically takes around six weeks.
After this, many patients will undergo physical therapy to regain strength and remobilize the joint. Physical therapy usually involves a combination of active and therapeutic exercise and stretching.