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how long does a pulled shoulder take to heal

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Few months to foreve: shoulder is very complicated joint and an injury to the rotators cuff muscle and ligament could be complicated and the seriousness of the injuries var ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. However if using nsaids pain does not go away , get checked by doctor.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pulled muscle: Were you diagnosed as having a muscle problem, and not a ligament, tendon, or neurologic one? Temperature therapy probably won't hurt, but may not he ... Read More
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
No harm in it: There's no harm in using icy hot, and you may feel better. It is mostly for comfort and will not help your shoulder to heal. If your shoulder injury i ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you can still move your shoulder in all directions, perhaps you‘ve just sprained it. Ice it 10 min a day, 4 times a day, and take an anti-inflammat ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Go back to doctor: If it bothers you that much and does not improve at all you may indeed have a tear. Go see the doctor. You may need further testing
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Muscle strain: If no allergies, temporary relief if you use local muscle rub cream & anti-inflammatory agents, & if persist, consult your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appoi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This would depend on your acute treatment, how quicly you normally heal, if you took any medications and how well you protect the injury till healing. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Muscle strain: Depends on the extent of the tear, and how much continued use the muscle is doing. For example, if you're still doing any moderate to heavy lifting, i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the mechanics of your strain and tendons involved in your calcific tendinitis, it is likely that a traumatic event will exacerbate your s ... Read More

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