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my shoulder has been hurting since yesterday morning. what does this mean and what should i do? get an x-ray?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Anything happen?: You mention that the shoulder hurts. But did you hurt yourself? Work? Fall? It is difficult to make recommendations without more history. If there is an injury then an X-ray is a good idea. Exercising or sports injury maybe an MRI. If you haven't seen your doctor then that might be a good start

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