Question - Shoulder Pain

by Zain
(Houston)

Hey, my name is Zain, I am 18 years of age, and I play rugby.


Recently I hurt my right shoulder during the game, it was bugging me during the game but not a lot, and it felt like a strain, and I played through it.

After the game is when I was really feeling it, my shoulder had become stiff, and it hurt to raise my arm up. After watching your anatomy videos it feels like the joint capsule is not doing a good job holding the humerus in place. Every time I try to run it feels like my shoulder is about to dislocate. I have had it in a sling for about 2-3 days, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. The pain returns when I move my shoulder around. The main area of the pain is from where the biceps tendon runs over the humerus.

So my question was, from the info that I have provided, do you think that it might be a tear, or a strain? And what are things that I can do to speed the recovery process.

Thank you!

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Apr 11, 2008
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Better see your doctor...
by: Bart - SII

Hi there Zain.

It sounds to me like you may have suffered from either a shoulder subluxation, or you may have a labral tear. That is just my first thought from the symptoms you describe.

I would strongly recommend that you see your doctor as soon as possible. You need a good clinical evaluation and possibly an MRI Arthrogram in order to figure out what is going on inside your shoulder.

Feelings of instability, inability to raise your arm, etc. are all signs that something is not right. I would wear the sling continuously until you see your physician.

Getting this looked at is by far the best way to speed up your recovery. Your doctor will be able to give you a better idea of what is going on and the best treatment options.

Hope this helps - comment back if you think of other questions.

Apr 11, 2008
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See you doctor right away
by: Anonymous

Hi Zain,

Speaking from experience, see an orthopaedic doctor as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence. An MRI is very likely needed to see what type of injury you have. I went to the doctor because I was losing range of motion on my left side. I felt something give while lifting a pillow. Soon, I couldn't lift my arm overhead or out to the side. I had no strength in that arm and started dropping things. Simple things like putting a shirt on or fixing my hair were out of the question. I ended up with a partially frozen shoulder. An MRI showed a near full thickness tear of the supraspinatous tendon and a glenoid labrum tear as well as bursitis and bicep tendonitis. Because I waited so long to see the orthopaedic doctor, I ended up with a frozen shoulder. I was fortunate that physicaly therapy got my shoulder unfrozen, but that probably could have been avoided if I had seen him sooner. He may give you a cortisone shot in the shoulder for the pain. Not a big deal. Although I ended needing surgery to fix my tear, not all tears require it. Tears don't heal on their own in that area, however, you're young enough that the other tendons, cartilage, muscles around it may compensate adequately and you may not need surgery.

Most importantly, you need to know what you're dealing with...the quicker the better.

Good Luck!

Karen

Apr 24, 2012
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rotator cuff NEW
by: Anonymous

i started having terrible pains in my shoulder,and sleep deprevation was not the word.it turned out i had a rotator cuff injury,had 2 hour surgery,the next day no pain for the 1st time in 2 years.

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The greater part of the physical advisors I saw for shoulder torment just had shoulder works out. In knowledge of the past, this was a limited and oversimplified treatment technique. Shoulder was at that point tight from being pulled around tight muscles in leg and higher shoulder, only yoga and trigger point treatment truly attempted to free up shoulder for all time and dispose of agony in shoulder and somewhere else in the body. essay help. You ought to have treatments for cure in shoulder torment.

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Shoulder Pain NEW
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Nice post

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