Question I was playing flute for two hours straight today and my shoulder was in an occward position while I was playing. When I quit playing and tried to take apart the flute to put it away I couldn't fully rotate my shoulder so I pushed on it against a wall and forced it to rotate that direction. Ever since then my shoulder has been In a lot of pain and I can't go to a doctor or the hospital due to a really bad phobia as well as I have no way to get there with out telling my parents. It is my right shoulder and it has been about 7 hours since I did it and the pain is always there but hurts more when I use that arm to support anything or move it and even typing this on my I pad is hurting.
Answer Hello Kal,
It's a little hard to tell exactly what kind of injury you sustained to your shoulder without at least looking at it, rotating it, pressing on it, and maybe x rays or a CT scan?.. I will assume it's a strain and not a tear. Your anti-inflammatory of choice (ibuprofen, naproxen,...). rest the shoulder for a day or two. But if your pain and disability lasts more than a few days I would recommend seeing a doctor.
Good luck, I hope you get better soon.
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