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What should I do to reduce shoulder pain that occurs while leaning on the arms too long?

I recently was leaning on my arm for about 3-5mins & didn’t that my shoulder compressed my vertebral artery when I got up it went numb for 5-8mins. It has a sore aching feeling that on a pain scale of 1-10, it’s a solid 3 doesn’t really hurt it’s more like a annoying ache that cones & goes what could this be & what should I do
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

The pain in the shoulder due to leaning on the arm can be due to overstretching of the capsule or the ligaments. Proper rest and a hot compress and application of local analgesic gel will help.

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

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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