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Query about ligament tear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how may i help you
User :   hi, i have pain in my shoulder and upper arm to my elbow, thought it was a pulled muscle but it has been ongoing for aboiut 7 weeks now
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   29 m
Doctor :   was it a severe trauma ?
Doctor :   causing the pull ?
User :   yes i hurt it during moving
Doctor :   it could be a torn ligament and the only way we can be sure of it is for you to get a MRI done
Doctor :   as torn ligaments are known to take alot of time in healing
User :   ok also dont know if it means anything but if i put my arm behind my back i cant lift it much past my very low back but the other one i can lift to mid back
Doctor :   well ot depends on the tear
User :   it dont hurt to do it just no strength to do it
Doctor :   i think you have to get MRI
Doctor :   thats for sure
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   your welcome
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