Agony doing anything with the right side of my upper body

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I fell back onto the sharp corner of a dresser really hard and hit my shoulder blade over a week ago and at first it just felt a little stiff and hurt too touch but now all the right side of my upper body is stiff and really hurts too move my arm or push my shoulder backwards/forwards/up/down, any ideas what this could be anyone and if its worth worrying about or it will just heal?

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    I agree, you're bound to have damaged muscles and tendons etc.  I've had my share of falls and it can take a couple of days before  you really start to feel the effects and a couple of weeks at least before it's anywhere near healed.  I know it hurts to move your shoulder but it might stiffen up if you don't move it a bit. Muscles etc. can take a long time to heal and I remember being told by a doctor that it's actually better to break a bone than pull a muscle as the bone heals a lot quicker than a muscle.  Perhaps some anti-inflamatory ointment or tablets will help and hopefully in another week  or so it will feel a lot better. 
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    I agree, you're bound to have damaged muscles and tendons etc.  I've had my share of falls and it can take a couple of days before  you really start to feel the effects and a couple of weeks at least before it's anywhere near healed.  I know it hurts to move your shoulder but it might stiffen up if you don't move it a bit. Muscles etc. can take a long time to heal and I remember being told by a doctor that it's actually better to break a bone than pull a muscle as the bone heals a lot quicker than a muscle.  Perhaps some anti-inflamatory ointment or tablets will help and hopefully in another week  or so it will feel a lot better. 
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    I agree, you're bound to have damaged muscles and tendons etc.  I've had my share of falls and it can take a couple of days before  you really start to feel the effects and a couple of weeks at least before it's anywhere near healed.  I know it hurts to move your shoulder but it might stiffen up if you don't move it a bit. Muscles etc. can take a long time to heal and I remember being told by a doctor that it's actually better to break a bone than pull a muscle as the bone heals a lot quicker than a muscle.  Perhaps some anti-inflamatory ointment or tablets will help and hopefully in another week  or so it will feel a lot better. 
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    Sorry about the multiple postings, I got the messages that the website couldn't complete the action then it did - three times.
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    ryan  I have fractured botu my shoulders by lugging up a heavy wheeled shopper up five steps laden with groceries. I had acupuncture and it didnt work.  An operation isn't recommended. I had heard it might cure it self but am certain it never will. You could try PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections for the pain and I am going to get more information on that as am already having these into my arthritic knee. It seems you have injured the 'cuff' as I have. The pain is terrible and its worse lying in bed as you cannot puff up your pillow or turn round without a lot of pain. Go to a orthopaedic specialist and get xray done or a scan before it gets too far to do something about.
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    Hi, yes I agree with mayday, you have probably damaged you rotary cuff in the shoulder. I fell down the stairs somtime ago and I was in pain down my right side I didn't see about it straight away and now turns out I have tendonitis in my right knee and rotary shoulder cuff as well as bursitis in my hip. I think it is harder to fix when you have left it a while so you really should go and see an orthopaedic specialist and get an X-ray and some advice. I get an MRI taken on Sunday to see what steps my specialist suggest now. Good luck!
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