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31 Jul 2006

pain in shoulders
hi, my boyfriend recently broke both his collar/shoulder bones, and bruised his heart in a car accident. is there any exercises that he can do, because he says its difficult to lift his arms upand that it is very soar in the mornings and when it is cold.. is there any lotions we can rub in to make the pain less.
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sports injuries

01 Jan 0001

Hi lea

In terms of exercise, it's important to get mobility going after healing to prevent frozen shoulders. But initially it is important to let healing take place.

In terms of pain medication, anti inflamatories and pain killers will be the mainstay. Keeping the shoulder strapped correctly will help with pain relief as undue movement can cause severe pain. You can also try transact patches for localk relief.

At least it wasn't a broken heart; only bruised.

Dr P
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