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Pain in the shoulder. Difficult to lift things, pain while breathing. What to do?

Yesterday out of no where during my walk home from school my shoulder started feeling uncomfortable. I figured it was the school bag that I was carrying, even though it wasn t even that heavy. When I got home, it was very sore and got to the point where moving my arm even the slightest bit cause very sharp pain. I decided to take a nap and when I awoke the sharp pain was gone but it was still sore. Today, it s STILL sore and certain arm movements or lifting even light objects causes pain that is bearable, but it s still uncomfortable. What should I do??
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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The pain in your shoulder is likely to be due to a muscle sprain due to the weight of the school bag. Taking rest, doing a hot fomentation and taking mild pain killers are likely to provide relief. You can also apply a local analgesic gel.
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Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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