Question - Shoulder Pain

by Zain

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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