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Sharp pain between shoulder and elbow when moving left arm. Sore arm due to fall and landing on arm and shoulder. Injury?

I fell off my dirt bike yesterday while riding I landed on my left arm and shoulder. Arm was next to my body. Immediately after my upper arm hurt. I got dizzy for a few minutes after the fall. I have no bruising or very little. When I try to move my left arm I get a sharp pain between my shoulder and elbow. It is very sore to touch. Very uncomfortable to move any way. Would this be muscle or bone injury
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
In case of a fracture, you can seen swelling and "abnormal mobility" of the bone at the site of pain.
Only pain & soreness could be due to muscle contusion.
You need an xray to rule out a fracture and a MRI scan to diagnose a soft tissue injury (like muscles, tendons, ligaments etc)
Consult an orthosurgeon and follow his advice.
Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Raghuram's  Response
Hi !
It appears from your history that you might have fractured one of your arm bones. I would advise you to undergo an X-RAY of your left shoulder and arm to rule out a fracture.
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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