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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know what it feels like to have a pulled muscle in your shoulder?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Depends : Depends on muscle. If it is the rotator cuff there can be scapular pain but i find it mimics a rtc tear and pain down by deltoid insertion. There can be deep central pain with a biciptal tear and a slap must be evaluated. Subscap with have anterior pain, and again look at biceps tendon and pec. Pe is key to determine 'pulled muscle'.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I think I pulled a muscle in my shoulder. How do I know I pulled it and I do I treat it?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pulled muscle: A good exam can help figure this out. The shoulder can also be subject to tears of the rotator cuff which contains the tendons which insert into the shoulder. Physical therapy is a great way to treat these. If it just happened and is acutely painful, I recommend resting it for a few weeks, then doing PT.
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