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What is the treatment for shoulder and arm pain caused due to a muscle pull?

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rIGHT SHOULDER PAIN AND ARM PAIN BUT NOT ARMPIT...SIDE OF ARM, had normal mammogram recently, went to orthopedic doctor who said I had a pulled muscle...
Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 22 minutes later
Brief Answer: this is a distinct possibility Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic The fact that the pain is in the shoulder and along the side of the arm does increase the likelihood that it is related to a strained muscle . This would be particularly so if it is worse with movement in any particular direction. This type of injury normally occurs after a history of trauma or repetitive movement of the area involved. The treatment would entail rest of the shoulder and arm , heat therapy ( this can be done 2 to 3 times a day for 10 to 15 minutes) and the use of anti inflammatory pain killers . Examples of anti inflammatory pain killers are ibuprofen, cataflam, aspirin, celebrex, naproxen. Normally with the use of methods the pain should start to resolve within a few days. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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