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Fall on the left arm, difficulty in lifting arm. Normal X-ray results. Suggestions?

I am 30 years. I fell of a bike 3 weeks ago and weight was on the left arm . The skin part: initially daily dressing, now improved a lot, so alternate days. Main issue is, I am not able to lift my left hand (from shoulder joint ) front-ways or side-ways, say, more than 45 degrees. I had an X-ray , but it is normal. It has been 3 weeks now. Please suggest.
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

You might having post traumatic stiffness at shoulder, thatswhy there is difficulty in moving at shoulder.

I suggest you to -

Do hot saline fomatation
Active shoulder exercises
Anti-inflamatory drug like motrin for pain control.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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