Shoulder pain

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About eleven-twelve weeks ago, i was playing football with my mates. I was trying to score while the ball was mid-air so i had leapt off the floor but before i had gotten the chance to strike the ball, i had been budged from the right side by a member of the enemy team. This had made me land straight on top of my left shoulder. I was in immense pain so i decided to go to hospital, where i had recieved an X-Ray. It showed nothing unusual according to the doctors, and had told me that at a maximum of two-three weeks my shoulder should be healed and painless, but they gave me a sling to place my arm in for the first two weeks. After the three weeks, my shoulder was still in pain but it was less painful as it used to hurt when it was slightly touched as it was very sensitive but that pain had become into more constant pain. About a month and a half later, my shoulders pain has become a little bit less yet the pain has become more of a sharp, out of nowhere, electrical pain. I yet can not pick up anything heavy nor stretch my arm up or back that much.

I do not know why this pain has persisted for this long and I am now wondering whether it will be healed in the near future...

The pain is very uncomfortable and hurts a lot, whenever it strikes my shoulder.

If there's any advice or any missing detail please let me know as i am struggling with some day to day actions and activities.


(I am fifteen years of age and have had no previous injury on my left shoulder.)

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    You have almost definitely sustained some sort of lasting image - probably soft-issue damage.

    Ask your Dr if he'll refer you for an MRI scan, or failing that refer you to a shoulder specialist that will.

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    Hi mate , an x-ray will only show bone damage not soft tissue or ligament damage . If you sustain a soft tissue injury be it a tear , deep bruising or other like any soft tissue it will swell up . The shoulder is a very precise joint with small channels betwen the bones / ligaments for the nerves to travel thru down ur arm and up your neck . What you are experiencing is nerve compression caused by a soft tissue injury in your shoulder . You need an MRI as soon as possible to rule out any type of soft tissue tear . If this comes back clear then it will take time to heal , the longer you leave that nerve getting compressed the worse it will get and it will take longer to heal . You know your body tell your doctor your not happy something is badly wrong . Im currently in my 4th year had chiro and physio recently but still getting those sharp nerve pains and the toothache feeling in my joint ... The nhs will try its best to fob you off do not let them mate . Keep us posted Regards Galva
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    I also suggest asking for an MRI as soon as possible. In my experience with a broken shoulder in 2014 I urge it is important to deal with this as soon as possible.  The road to recovery is long enough without any setbacks in healing and if it isn't dealt with properly in the beginning there may be more problems. Best of luck.
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    I had shoulder pain that started when I injured it on a door. Went to Ortho and had an exray which was negative. I went to P.T. for six weeks with no improvement to constant pain in shoulder and upper arm muscle. He finally sent me for an MRI. I had a total rotator cuff tear with multiple issues he

    addressed during surgery. In an immobilizer for 6 weeks and then P.T. 3 times a week since. The pain is much better but I am umable to raise my arm above my shoulder! The moral of the story is have an MRI asap instead of wasting time. I questioned the Dr. and he said P.T. prior to surgery made my shoulder stronger! Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Thanks for all the replies! I have booked a meeting with my GP in order to book an MRI scan for my shoulder, appreciate the advice and i will keep post of the result! smile
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