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If your shoulder feels sore one week after the fall, you could be having a small chip frature or even a dislocation.
However, one more possibility is a ligament tear known as "rotator cuff tear".
But would I be able to use my arm if this was the case?
What can I do for that condition?
You may be able to move your fingers but not use your arm.
Well, I can use my arm.
Have you done an X ray as yet?
No, I haven't.
OK. I guess you have already used ice after the fall and taken pain killers.
Have you tried anything else?
Thanks.Have you tried anything else?
Just heat. I hurts really bad when I try to lie on my right side.
Ok, This sounds like you urgently need an MRI of the shoulder joint to exclude rotator cuff tear.
Okay, thank you.
Here, the ligament supporting the shoulder could get torn by a fall which can make your movement painful.
The pain could also be due to mild inflammation of the joint from the fall, something called bursitis.
So, seeing your GP at this point is advisable.
Thank you for your advice.
Both these conditions may requires physical therapy.
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You may need an orthopedic referral in the future.
Thanks so much
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