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Should I give it some time or try and get medical attention?

Patient: Had orthroscopic surgery on 12/4 rehab is great until a few days ago I reached out to pick up a salt shaker and my shoulder popped loudly. Now shoulder is sore and cant raise above my shoulder. Am traveling so no access to my doctor. Advice

 

 

Symptoms: Soreness and popping sound if I lift arm above shoulder

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. As soon as you have access to a physician please have your shoulder assessed. You may need to have a closed reduction, which is a procedure where your doctor attempts to maneuver your shoulder joint back into its normal position. After this, your arm will be placed in a sling, you may be prescribed oral analgesic medication to treat the pain.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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