Hey there folks. I am in need of your opinion. This weekend I was skiing, hit a box funny and fell on my right shoulder hard. Initially I thought I either dislocated my shoulder or broke my collarbone. After checking with ski patrol dudes they seemed to think it was alright.
Now, a few days later, I have full range of motion (did the whole time), but it's swollen (a big bump on top of my shoulder, not the joint) and it's pretty stiff and tight and a bit sore.
So.... I went to the doctor today and got it checked out. Turns out I have a dislocated collar bone. It's out about a centimeter. I meet with an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday to figure out hot to make it better, but it doesn't sound like it's something that needs surgery. Good times.
You definitely need to see a doctor. I have fallen on the same shoulder twice. The first time it was a serious tissue and nerve injury which was incredibly painful and ended my swim career. The second time I fell it was a ligament injury and it hurt more than it should have because my shoulder was already messed up. I'm guessing one of those things is what happened to you... or it could be bad bruising/internal bleeding. The first scenario led me to think I had a messed up socket or broken collarbone because I was not able to move my shoulder for a few days. You could have the same issue, but a less severe case. I went to a doctor that was a retired Olympic Ski Team trainer and dealt specifically with joints, nerves, and tissue. He was very helpful, but I still had to go through tons of physical therapy.
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You def need to see a doc..just to be safe. My friend fell on her knee one time and though it was fine, had range of motion and all. Then one night she woke up and there was a HUGE lump on her knee, like just above it, so she went to the ER and she ended up in the hospital for 5days. It was scary and they said if she would have gone earlier that they could have treated it.I hope everything is okay and turns out good, but you should probs see a doc to be safe