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How to treat shoulder injury?

Hi i landed on my shoulder earlier today, now it causes extreme pain to hold it strait out perpendicular to the body. The Pain is in the area just above my armpit, on my arm, it does not hurt while at my side, and there is some pain when i raise my arm above my head and i straiten it.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

It could be a contusion.

Fracture is unlikely.

As of now you can apply ice packs for faster recovery.

If symptoms persist better to consult an orthopedician and plan for an MRI scan.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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