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A 46-year-old male asked:

Seperated my shoulder yesterday. er sent me home with a referral to a surgeon and painkillers. arm is in a sling. lots of pain. will the pain go away over time or will it remain until surgery/treatment? thank you?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
By Mayor Clinic: In most people, a separated shoulder doesn't usually require surgery. Instead, conservative treatment — such as rest, ice and pain relievers — is often enough to relieve the pain. Most people regain full shoulder function within a few weeks after having a separated shoulder.
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