As I was going down from a trek today, I sleeped and fell down on my elbow. It led my shoulder to pop out and back in, in a few second. (Same thing happened to me a year ago but in a softer way.) Painful but, I have been able to move my shoulder properly straight away. By finishing the trek I could feel the shoulder very loose in the articulation. It's been now half a day and as it cool down, I'm loosing mobility because of the pain (lifting the arm especially). I'm pretty sure the shoulder is right in place and I putted ice. Is there any urgence to see a doctor or can I wait and see how I feel in the coming days?
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Things you have explained sounds like shoulder subluxation, but before making diagnosis you need to be clinical evaluated properaly. My sugestation not to wait for improvement, just go n meet your physio. At home u can do hot application for pain relief and maintain shulder immobilization by sling.
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
9 yrs exp
According to your injury notes, i advice you to go for a Orthopedic evaluation and get the radiological / MRI investigations done. According to that medical or Physical therapy managment follows.
Wishing you a faster recovery!
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