No it won't take a long time if you look after it properly early.
Like I said my pain started the first day of a tournament, and I played through it, in fact because of commitments I continued to play and coach causing a more serious injury, like everyone else here we have played through and with pain in this instance I wish I would have stopped right away. In fact I never really stopped going on court, I skipped a few tournaments, and didn't smash but I am not sure that is what my doctor meant by rest.
And,about the anti inflammatory cream?My mom told me not to get anything unless prescribed by the doctor even after I told her that lots of people and sites suggested it.......I think the only way to do this would be to ask the doctor for his opinion, and get the cream if he says yes.
Yes that's probably the sensible way to do it. Ask your doctor and see if he agrees first.
^^ Are you sure about this? Swimming is one of the main sports with shoulder impingement syndrome, due to the very nature of excessive and forceful shoulder rotation. He's going to get worse if he follows your advice. " "
To OP, please follow and do those exercises on my thread to strengthen the posterior shoulder and scapular muscles. This will rebalance and recenter your shoulder joint so that it will function normally without pain.
Any sport or activities like ours with a lot of overhead throwing action will cause the shoulder joint to migrate forwards due to increased muscle tone in front...and this will cause shoulder problems if not corrected.