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Soreness on shoulder muscle post a pull, difficulty in moving arm, using sling. Will it recover?

I pulled my shoulder muscle while holding onto the ladder as I was falling and I felt the pull. My shoulder/ arm did not hurt as I was able to finish painting the wall. I iced it after my arm/shouler started to hurt which was after 3-4 hours. I feel soreness as I am touching my arm/shoulder muscle. Now I have my arm in a sling as I am unable to raise or move my arm. I am not sure yet, if I should go see the Doctor. I figure if I rest, keep ice on it and take an anti-inflamatory pill , the arm muscle will recover.Gisele
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems to muscle strain at shoulder. Give rest to your shoulder . Avoid any activity or exercise that involve painful muscles. You cantake antiinflammatory drug to reduce pain and inflammation. If it persist consult your doctor for delatailed examination and management.
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Dr Saurabh gupta
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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