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slammed shoulder hard a week ago, feels ok now but should I still get it checked out?

post #1 of 8
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Took a very bad fall where my shoulder  seemed to take the brunt of the impact (double cart wheel off of my head after hitting some deep soft snow on the edge of a black, all caught on buddies cam).  It had a  burning sensation the first two days that now seems to have stopped.  Took anti inflammatories during that time but have since stopped.  Range of motion is good but I am being careful with it.  If I go to the doc what do they do for this?  Do I need to get an MRI? 

post #2 of 8

If you have insurance and don't care to pay any co-pay if you have one...then sure why not.  But I wouldnt be too concerned if you have recuperated that much already.   If you have weakness or inability to lift your arm in a certain direction then maybe you better have it looked at.

post #3 of 8

Absolutely.  I hurt mine at Lake Louise years ago, and it still hurt after I returned home.  The X-Ray showed a fracture.  You want to know exactly why you are in pain.

post #4 of 8

youcould have an AC separation, a dislocation or a fracture or other things.  Did you slam your shoulder directly or did you stop a fall on your hands with arms outstretched....two different things...go see dr. 

post #5 of 8

I am not a doctor, don't take medical advice from me or anyone on the internet...

 

Having said that, if it only hurt for 2 days, and feels fine now, I don't think I'd bother.

post #6 of 8
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I slammed shoulder directly, hands were not outstretched.  Not sure if that is better or worse, had a chance to watch the crash now that my buddy e mailed me the helmet cam video.

post #7 of 8
Why bother if it no longer hurts?

Mike
post #8 of 8
I crashed the beginning of January while training and ended up with an ac joint separation and broken ribs.

After the ribs started to feel better, the shoulder started to hurt more and more. Turns out he rotator cuff was torn, and oly visible with an MRI.

If it does not hurt noa chances are nothing is wrong.....
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