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Shoulder injury medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   well i was playing softball and i injured my shoulder but i dont know if its serious or not
Doctor :   When was that and do you have any Swelling there
User :   well i first injured it a couple weeks ago but after a few days it wasnt bad but i re-injured it on monday, but i dont think there is any swelling
Doctor :   Do you feel that your Shoulder the Head of Humerus is i the same place as before.or has it been dislocated..
User :   no i think its the same but it only hurts when i rotate it in a circle, it will pop and thats when it hurts
Doctor :   Are you able to move your Shoulder in all directions..
Doctor :   Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of shoulder pain
Doctor :   Seems to be the case in you too
User :   are they easy to fix and how long would it take for me to start playing again
Doctor :   MRI standard for diagnosing injuries to the rotator cuff.
Doctor :   a combination of relative rest, icing (20 min, 3-4 times per d), and acetaminophen or an NSAID.
Doctor :   Will do you good
Doctor :   sleep with a pillow between the trunk and arm to decrease tension
Doctor :   You will require some Physiotherapy and Restrengthening ex4ercises..
User :   ok thank you, you have been a lot of help to me. thanks again
Doctor :   please fill this form and tell me when done..
Doctor :   A natural tendency exists for patients to abandon the home program once they feel better;
Doctor :   But you must continue a maintenance exercise program to prevent symptom relapse.
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Doctor :   Are you back
User :   yea so whats symptom relapse?
Doctor :   You will have the same pain and associated symptoms..
Doctor :   but more worse than the primary once..
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yea im here
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that You would need ?
User :   nope thats all i needed to know, thanks talk to ya later
Doctor :   You are welcome ...Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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