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A 20-year-old female asked:

I fell on arm when my knee gave out on wednesday, now i have about 50% shoulder rom in flexion and abduction and pain with any shoulder movement... should i use a sling for a couple days/ go to doc/ stretch/ or just suck it up lol?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Go to doctor: Best to get examined by a doctor to be sure you have no serious injury. Then you will also have peace of mind
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
You may: have torn your rotator cuff! DO NOT "SUCK IT UP!" A sling for now but seek medical (orthopedic) help You need a complete should exam to start with!!!!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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Last updated Jul 8, 2017

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