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A 17-year-old female asked:

Folded up ping pong table unfolded as i was walking away and it hit my shoulder & now it hurts when i lift up my arm. could this be serious?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly, but...: The most likely injury is bruising to the muscle or skin. If pain persists, or worsens with time, it could be a sign of something more serious. Usually with musculoskeletal trauma, eating a few days to see what happens is not dangerous. Of course, of you really think something is wrong, see your primary care provider. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Sep 29, 2014

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