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I fell and hurt my shoulder

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Contusion or more: You may have simply sustained a contusion (bruise of the bone and/or the soft tissues) but if it is very painful and hurts a lot to move it you could ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Vague: I would see a doctor to possibly take x-rays to rule out a fracture or break. I would do so asap.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
AT this point: Would encourage medical evaluation. Take care.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the primary recommendations for an acute musculoskeletal injury. The use of tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or n... Read More
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
RICE: R - rest i - ice c - compression e - elevation although a common mantra for sprains and strains, some of the options you can do in the shoulder.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Resting muscles: Yes. Rest is the cure for overuse or minor injuries of muscles.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Neck/shoulder injury: Were radiographs taken at time of injury? What treatment did you receive? Nsaid & muscle relaxer may help, but need doc to examine neck & shoulder to ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rotator cuff: Irritated your rotator cuff. When you raise your shoulder you pinch the tendons of your rotator cuff between your humerus and the acromion.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Unfortunately, yes: Tendinitis around the shoulder joint can be a prolonged problem...the anatomy is complex and many structures are inter-related, and it is a difficult ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Coles
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably muscular: Depending how long it has hurt and how you did it this is probably a muscle sprain/strain. Trying heath, stretching and over the counter anti-inflamm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shoulder injury: The group of muscles in the shoulder can be sprained. They are called the rotator cuff muscles . The shoulder can also get a torn ligament due to so... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
A Verified Doctoranswered
Preventive Medicine 15 years experience
Have evaluated: You should probably have this evaluated in-person. The shoulder is a complex joint. You are young so it is likely that you just strained a muscle or... Read More
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