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Shoulder pain, strained twice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Last Wednesday, I strained my shoulder reaching for something that was too high for me, it had been painful up until today, when a friend asked me to climb a brick wall that was half a foot taller than me. I ended up hurting it once more. It hurts when i move it in any way shape or form, when i lay on it, and also when i pick up something that is more than 4 pounds. What exactly did i do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I a reading
Doctor :   Plz wait
Doctor :   There are few conditions which cause extreme should pains
Doctor :   1. Shoulder dislocation
Doctor :   2. Starin
Doctor :   There is no possibility of fracture in ur case
Doctor :   You do these things
Doctor :   1. Get an X ray of the sjoulder
User :   i do not know which is why i am asking you
Doctor :   That is what I am answering
Doctor :   1. Get an X ray of the shoulder to look for any shoulder dislocation
User :   so should i wait to go to a doctor? or should i go as soon as possible?
Doctor :   2. Rest your shoulder with arms string
Doctor :   2. Ice pack
Doctor :   Because there might be shoulder dislocation
User :   wouldnt it be swollen if so?
Doctor :   Not necessariliry
Doctor :   the bone just comes out of space
User :   what are some symptoms of dislocation
Doctor :   it needs reductiion if it there
Doctor :   if it absent
Doctor :   just rest
Doctor :   and pain meds will be enouh
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