Is your shoulder appearing out of place, and has a little ‘bumpy swell’ in a particular area? Do you feel this excruciating pain when you try to use your arm? Is your arm getting discolored?
If you just had a terrible fall or direct hit to your shoulder, or you have been involved in an automobile accident and you’re having these symptoms, do not delay, contact a physical therapist right now, your shoulder may be fractured. Call us right away to request an appointment with a physical therapist.
A fracture to the shoulder causes pain, soreness, tenderness, and swelling, and limits the full motion of the shoulder. In some cases, you may not be able to move your shoulder unless it is treated.
Seeing a PT as soon as you feel any pain or start developing other symptoms is important because you can begin treatment quickly and stop the fracture from getting worse. You also get to avoid surgery and those harmful pain medications.