A laptop fell on my upper left back Near my


Q: A laptop fell on my upper left back. Near my shoulder blade. About 6 feet above me while i was bending down. Now its painful to lift my left shoulder and arm. And it left a bruise there. What do you suggest i do?


A:   Hello.
Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

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It seems you are suffering from Acute Muscular Shoulder Pain that could be due to simple muscle spasm or ligament tear of shoulder. I suppose, you should get an MRI of shoulder joint done to rule out all the mentioned possibilities. For pain you should do hot fomentation over the involved area 3-4 times a day. You should apply Diclofenac Gel locally over the involved area. To take anti inflammatory and analgesic pain killer like Ibuprofen , Etoricoxib if the pain is very severe.
Share my opinion with your doctor before acting upon it.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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