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i dislocated my shoulder before playing rugby & its being hurting real lots.i can't really move it hardly, what's wrong?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Rotator cuff tear?: You may have an underlying rotator cuff tear, based on the prolonged pain. One of the concurrent injuries that you can incur, when dislocating the shoulder, is a rotator cuff tear. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who could evaluate you.
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need exam/ MRI : Not sure how long ago u dislocated your shoulder but an orthopedist needs to examine your shoulder. As dr. Bach has stated rot.Cuff injuries can occur as we get older after shoulder dislocations. Also the labrum tears in 80-90 % of shoulder dislocations and slap tears( involving your biceps anchor) are not uncommon either. See ors and may need mri. Good luck!

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