Stretches for an Injured Shoulder

  • Salubrious

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    Nov 11, 2008 2:02 PM GMT
    During a soccer game a week ago I got in a few forceful collisions, and my shoulder has been hurting since. I think I might have some irritation and perhaps a bit of damage in it. I'm young, so I'm not afraid of not getting better, but I'm taking some anti-inflammatories and resting it. My friends also suggested that I stretch it, but they didn't really know which to do. Anyone out there have a similar injury and/or have some stretches to suggest?

  • westdave

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    Nov 11, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    If your shoulder is STILL hurting after this time, you should see your doctor...It may be more than just your muscles that were traumatized during the collisions and stretching may cause further injury and pain.

    Based on your doctor's prognosis proceed to the next step.
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    Nov 19, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    you probably have a contusion, but should see a physician for XRAY to make sure there is no fracture. additionally, you should ice frequently 2-3x daily and rest your shoulder (no heavy lifting, no overhead activity, don't sleep on it). there are some stretches you can do (overhead stretch, across the body stretch, behind the back with a towel stretch, Resisted internal/external rotation with resistance band) that will facilitate the healing process if it is a contusion. However, get the shoulder XRAY first to rule out potential fracture from the trauma. Then, if XRAY is neg for fracture, ask your doctor for a handout on exercises to do to help the healing process. Lastly, ice, ice, ice , ice as frequently as possible. Hope this helps.
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    Nov 19, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    bad advise. chiropractors are not medical doctors. go see a physician (preferrably an orthopedic surgeon).