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Shoulder pain, protruding collar bone, should I see an orthopedic doctor ?

Hello, I am experiencing pain in my shoulder . I have been able to pop my shoulder in and out for as long as I can remember and about two weeks ago I stretched and it made an extremely loud pop. Ever since then I have been experiencing pain down my arm , down into my back, and up into my neck . I am in pain when I life my arm as well if I reach behind my back. I have talked to one doctor and he took x-rays, but did not see anything on them, he said I may need an MRI . This morning I also noticed that my collar bone on the same side seems to be more noticable and sticks out further. I am trying not to use it as much as it hurts when I attempt to pick up things as well. I do not know what I need to do or if I should see an orthopedic doctor . Please advise.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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hello laddhn,
shoulder pain- may be due to- bursitis or tedenitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear, calcific tendenitis, shoulder instabilty, shoulder dislocation, arthritis, SLAP lesion, labral tear, shoulder separation, it is serious if associated with-inability to carry object ,deformity,pain at night or while resting, inability to move arm,swelling &bruise, fever, redness ,warmth in this condition immediately need orthopedic surgeon help,-investigation- X-RAY , arthroscopy, MRI of shoulder joint, treatment- rest by sling,ice in acute injury within 48 hours, heat more useful in chronic cases,phycial therapy,TABLET-NSAID(brufen 400mg trice daily after meal for 5 days) , in medical condition- diabetes mellitus- frozen shoulder common, in gall bladder disease, liver, heart &cervical disease - compilants pain in shoulder , hope my advice is useful to you, thank you.
Answered: Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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