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My son has been complaining of the pain in his shoulder for

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Hello, my son has been complaining of the pain in his shoulder for three days now. It is getting worse. It looks slightly swollen and hurts even if he does not move it. I took him rock climbing a few days ago so maybe that caused it. I am not sure. Please
advise what can I do to make him feel better. Painkillers/ice are no help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How old is he?

Which shoulder is affected?

Did he have any trauma, fall?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No trauma... Nothing we could think of... The only thing I can think of would be Rock climbing.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Which pain killer did you give?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.
Overuse of muscle can cause pain.
Swelling is rather not common.
It would appear soon after the climbing.
There can be an inflammation or infection.
Those can cause the swelling.
At this stage, I would advise to get him an examination by doctor in person.
He may need imaging like X ray or MRI scan.
OTC anti-inflammatory pain medicine is not helping.
You can apply warm moist compress.
I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish his healthy life.