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How long does it take for a bruised shoulder bone to heal?

How long does it take for a bruised shoulder bone to heal?

Weeks: A bruised shoulder bone is basically a non displaced sub cortical fracture which means that it takes at least 4-6 weeks for the bone to heal. These are not standard fractures since it does not break the outer cortical lining of the bone, the bruise involves the underlying soft cancellous bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Definition)

A shoulder injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his shoulder. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more


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What injuries require for your arm to be in a sling? Does a bruised shoulder require a sling? Do X-rays prove whether or not you need a sling?

What injuries require for your arm to be in a sling? Does a bruised shoulder require a sling? Do X-rays prove whether or not you need a sling?

You may need: a sling to support your arm with any type of injury that will compromise your shoulder joint, or cause more pain if the arm is left to swing to gravity. A deep bruise, if sustained in the right place such as top of your shoulder or elbow, can worsen if left to gravity pulling the weight of the arm on your joint. Therefore it depends on the location and type of injury. Xrays can dx fractures only ...Read more

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Bruised shoulder very painful got pain killers what can I do. As not able to lift arm as very painful how long til it gets better?

Bruised shoulder very painful got pain killers what can I do. As not able to lift arm as very painful how long til it gets better?

Sling/ time: If your diagnosis is really just a contusion to your shoulder then a NSAID ( Ibuprofen ), sling and time will help. If u are not getting better in 2-3 wks try to see an orhropedic surgeon for evaluation and to rule out any other injury. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to bruise your shoulder blade?

How to bruise your shoulder blade?

Options: The most common cause of this would be a direct injury such as a fall or a direct blow. Alternatively, a bleeding disorder could cause you to bruise easily. ...Read more

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Bruised rib & shoulder , when should I see doctor?

Bruised rib & shoulder , when should I see doctor?

Sooner the better: The sooner you see adoctor the better. He can guide you towards proper treatment after a proper dianosis has been established. It is important to rule out injuries that you may not be even considering such as lung and abdominal organ injury. ...Read more

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Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Orthopedic surgeon: Shoulder problems are typically handled by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

A shoulder injury-: -1'st needs an exam by an orthopedic surgeon. A separation is Dx'd by exam only images needed R X-rays, & that's 4 grading,1'st degree is not displaced, 2'nd=deformed but some ligaments R intact 3'd=very dfrmd. All need X-rays,& if significant MRI. U get by falling on the point of Ur shoulder,like a QB sack, ,or any force 2 the shldr in that direction. Auto accident, fall from height. Unable 2sho ...Read more

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A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

Shoulder/elbow: Direct trauma can cause muscle tears of biceps, etc. Can also cause bone & soft tissue contusion/injury. Get it checked if it hurts & limits motion. ...Read more