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Shoulder injury after fall. What can I do?

Hi! I was working all night at the computer and then brought it to bed and was typing some more and dozed off sitting up with my right leg off the right side of the bed. I dozed off and fell out of bed and landed on my right shoulder on the floor, what should I do? I can move my right arm above my head with no pain, but when I lower it to my side there is pain to the right of my neck near the the shoulder (I think the ligaments/tendons that connect the shoulder to the neck.). Any input is much appreciated. Thank you!
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
hi there
am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you in healthcare magic
Many of us tense up our neck muscles when under stress, which can lead to pain and stiffness over time. You can reduce tension and strengthen your neck at the same time with this simple exercise. The best part: No one in the office will know you're exercising; they'll think you're just frustrated.

Sitting at your desk, lean forward and place your elbows on your desk. With your head centered over your shoulders, press your forehead into your palms, using your palms to resist the pressure of your head. Hold this position for 3-5 seconds, release, and repeat three to five times. Now sit up straight and place your palms on the back of your head with your elbows out to the sides. Press your head back into your palms as you use your palms to resist the pressure of your head. Hold for 3-5 seconds, release, then repeat three to five times.
The best pillow for you depends on your own preferences, but generally stomach sleepers should go for soft, side sleepers for medium, and back sleepers for firm.
Here's another great exercise for the office. Place your palms on the edge of your chair and press down into your hands, lifting your hips and buttocks an inch or two into the air. Hold for 5 seconds, lower, and repeat five times for a great shoulder muscle strengthener.
hope helped your query
dr.surendiran general physician hc magic
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.

From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over neck and shoulder
I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.
In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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