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I was walking the dog. Slipped on gravel and full body face

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Hello
I was walking the dog. Slipped on gravel and full body face planted, with both arms forward. My left shoulder hurt. We kept walking and it began to hurt more. I can lift it in all directions
, but it is painful. Not moving the pian is less, but still there. I am icing it currently.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 7 months ago.

Hello ---

Based on your injury description it sounds that you should be checked -- ER --- tonight ...

Possible rotator cuff tear ( very likely from your history )

I could not rule out a possible arm fracture even ....

Ice / ANTI-INFLAMMATORY medicine ( ALEVE 2 tablets twice a day ) to start would be fine but I do think that you should be checked for your injuries ...

Head / neck injury possible too it sounds

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you. My arm just has gravel burn mark, my neck is fine. Will head there as the pain has not decreased with ice.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 7 months ago.

You are welcome..good luck...I hope that things go well for you..

Get excellent treatment and feel better soon!

Best regards!

Anthony Bray MD