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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I think I lifted something heavy at work at I might have

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Hi, I think I lifted something heavy at work at I might have torn something in my upper right doesn't hurt, just discomfort when I want to use my right arm, well it feels that it is impaired a bit...the shoulder doesn't hurt, and I can apply deodorant and can sleep without I'm not sure if this is something that will go away with time on its own or I have to visit an orthopedist?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.
Hello,I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long. Your symptoms are suggestive of torn or injured muscle fibers. Usually these heal on its own in around 3-4 weeks. Following measures are likely to help you out;1) Rest is the key; relative rest-that is, participation only in those activities that can be done without pain-is the key to initial management. One should avoid repetitive stress for at least 1 to 2 weeks. 2) Stretching exercises 3) Ice or ice massage 4) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil) can reduce inflammation and help manage pain. 5) Whirlpool, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, and ultrasound; done in physical therapy centers. Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.
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