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Injured shoulder in a sky wreck, causing bruise at bottom of armpit. Is it a ligament tear?

I had a ski wreck a week ago and inured my shoulder . Can t remember if it was slamming into a mound of snow (mogul) or if it was jerked very hard and fast from the landing while holding ski poles. However, my shoulder still hurts and it s been 8 days now and I noticed a bruise had formed towards the bottom of my armpit. No shoulder bruising which makes me wonder if I tore a muscle, ligament , and/or tendon?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles or ligament strain.
Treatment guidelines for a muscle strain or pull is as follows -
* Adequate rest for a few days
* Ice packing over the affected area once in 2 hours
* Once the acute pain subsides, Moist heat application over the affected muscles
* Gradual & gentle stretching exercises
* analgesic & muscle relaxants as needed
If it persist even after it , consult your doctor for examination. You may get a MRI to see any ligament or muscle tear.

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Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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