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Measures to relieve right shoulder strain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello. I was sparring (wreatling) with an XXX of mine. I heard my right shoulder pop and now ti's pretty painful. I can lift my arm but it hurts to take a shirt off or to carry anything. I have a XXX certification coming up this weekend. What happened and is there anything I can do to help ease it or relieve some pain before the certification. I can't cancel it and I already paid 0000for the class.
Thanks for any advice
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   what is the range of movement of your shoulder with out pain ?
Doctor :   means how far you can move your shoulder with out pain in all the directions
User :   surprisingly I can do an overhead pressing motion with no pain, but there is pain lifting the arm to the overhead press position. I can lateral raise the arm with little to no pain also. I f I bend my arm at a 90 degree angle across my stomach there is some pain also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so its less than a week time for you to get better
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   yes
User :   40
User :   good shape, personal trainer
Doctor :   Tab ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for the next 3 to 5 days ibuprofen
Doctor :   very important
Doctor :   do not do any movement which causes pain
Doctor :   in the right shoulder for the next 3 days
User :   ok already started ibuprofin tonight and iced for 30 minutes should i keep icing it?
Doctor :   following with simple stretching of the shoulder
Doctor :   no need not continue icing
Doctor :   what is necessary is rest for the next 2 to 3 days from the painfully movement
Doctor :   followed by stretching of the muscles
Doctor :   and inflammatory medication like ibuprofen
Doctor :   i repeat rest for the injured part is very very necessary for quick and complete recovery
User :   Ok, will do. Thanks and anything else i should do?
Doctor :   you can move the shoulder to a minimum and not attempt any movement which causes pain in the shoulder
User :   ok
User :   should I tape it to my body to limit the movement?
Doctor :   arm kept in the arm sling is sufficient
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   if you have any query you can log in any time 24/7
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   good bye
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