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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pulled muscle in my shoulder
I fell down the stairs and pulled a muscle in my shoulder. That was about two weeks ago and I still have pain. Last week my doctor gave me Norflex which helped alot but my ROM is not the same as it was before. I also have RA and OA. I don`t want my shoulder to freeze up so when is a good time to start some exercise on it and is there any websites that teaches how to exercise it?
Your doctor is suggesting pharmacologic approaches to the pain. This is a temporary approach that may or may not alleviate the actual causes of your pain. We suggest that you see a physiatrist (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) who uses non invasive, non pharmacologic approaches to coordinate a physical therapy regimen that includes exercises.
Stephen J Page, PhD
Director of Research, Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati