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Paint lifting my arm, to or above my shoulder height

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About a month ago I feel hit a curb and fell off my bicycle going about 10 mph. When I landed on the sidewalk both arms were extended out in front of me, but my right arm took the majority of the impact. I had a large road rash on the side of my elbow and bruising on both sides of my elbow. There was also swelling around my elbow. A month later the rash is all healed and the bruises & swelling are gone. However, I am still having quite a lot of pain when using my arm. Bending my elbow is fine but lifting my arm, to or above my shoulder height, in any position (bent or straight) hurts. There is also popping when I lower my arm back to my side. I also have reduced strength in that arm. I already had an x-ray and they said there was nothing wrong with the bones. Could this be a muscle issue? Would this be able to be diagnosed through a regular visit?


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replied March 2nd, 2014
Pain Management Answer A46170
Hello, thank you for consulting e-healthforum. Based just on the description you provided it is hard to come up with diagnosis. You have to see either Physical Therapy and Rehab or an orthopedist for the right diagnosis.


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