My husband fell on his shoulder He has had previous surgery for a dislocated shoulder. the exray showed nothing but he is in extreme pain. Cannot move his arm at all Can there be that much pain from a strain
Certainly a bad contusion about the shoulder can be a sinicant cause of pain. However, not all injuries to the shoulder are visible on x-rays. For example, a torn rotator cuff, or a torn labrum can both cause significant pain. Along with his inability to raise his arm, I would be concerned about a torn rotator cuff. If his symptoms persist, an MRI would be helpful.
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