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Suggest treatment for excruciating pain after shoulder injury

Hi, yesterday I had a football game, I fell and put my left arm out fully extended to brace my fall. I heard a pop in my shoulder and it felt discomforting. Later that night the pain was excruciating. I could not sleep, cannot raise my arm up and my neck is feeling stiff now.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible, since you heard a popping sound, that there may be trauma to a tendon in the shoulder especially since you are experiencing severe pain.

It would be best to see your doctor as soon as you can. In addition to physical examination, imaging may be needed.
Rest, cold compresses and the use of anti inflammatory pain killers may be needed.

Eg of anti inflammatory pain killers include: ibuprofen, cataflam, naproxen

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Suggest treatment for excruciating pain after shoulder injury

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It is possible, since you heard a popping sound, that there may be trauma to a tendon in the shoulder especially since you are experiencing severe pain. It would be best to see your doctor as soon as you can. In addition to physical examination, imaging may be needed. Rest, cold compresses and the use of anti inflammatory pain killers may be needed. Eg of anti inflammatory pain killers include: ibuprofen, cataflam, naproxen I hope this helps