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Rotator cuff injury and its cure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I am having shoulder pain for the past two weeks when istarted playing baseball again after a fewmonths of taking a break because of pregnancy. I did have the pain before taking the break and the pain is the same. the pain occurs when i raise my arm above my head and of course when i throw the ball. the pain is moderate but not constant.
Doctor :   hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok, i think of ligamental injury being the cause of the pain
Doctor :   probably rotater cuff ( ligament )
User :   what would be treatment
Doctor :   immobilization for a week will be needed for the pain to go off
Doctor :   Apply VOVERON gel for temporary pain relief
User :   i was not using it for about 4 months
Doctor :   more you strain the joint more will the pain stay
Doctor :   did you use shoulder rest brace ?
User :   no
Doctor :   go for it , thats a better way to immobilise the joint
User :   even if it doesnt hurt with normal movement
Doctor :   may not hurt but the injury may get worsened
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence strict immobilization is the cure
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