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I got injured and now my joint clicks and hurts, what could be wrong? please help, thanks. i fell on my shoulder and it hurt pretty bad for a little while after the fall. after my shoulder is still really sore and it hurts when i move my arm. it also clic

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You did not mention in your post if you have seen a doctor for this issue. If not then that should be done asap. You will need a complete examination and an x-ray. Often times clicking can signify damage to the ligaments and tendons in the shoulder. You will need an eaxm to determine if this is probable. Typically if an x-ray is done and it is negative an MRI may be ordered if a tendon or ligament injury is suspected. In the meantime, rest your shoulder and take advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen for the pain and swelling. Best of luck.

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