A 20-year-old female asked:
i hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. ice helps but it still hurts. minor swelling. what do i do?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Erin Robertson answered
18 years experience General Practice
How'd it happen?: Knowing the mechanism of the injury & doing an exam help diagnose & treat it. Ideally, we get imaging starting with x-rays to look at bones & joint space, then move on to MRI to look at soft tissue like muscle, tendons & ligaments. You may be OK with rest & cold compresses to the area. Consider adding NSAID like naproxen or ibuprofen as well as supervised physical therapy exercise plan. Get help.
Answered on Nov 2, 2014
Dr. Hasan Khondker answered
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotator cuff injury?: you should get an MRI
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Good exam: I think you first should get a thorough exam of your shoulder, back and cervical spine areas You may have an injury to the shoulder but some of your symptoms may be of a cervical etiology I think there is an overreliance on mris Often the mri may show abnormalities which are not even causing symptoms
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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