Not able to breathe because something is blocking the airway or has caused it to close off
Wheezing or gasping
Not able to cry, talk, or make noise
Turning blue in the face
Grabbing at the throat
You have signs of damage to the nerves or blood vessels, such as numbness; tingling; a "pins-and-needles" sensation below the injury; or pale, cold, or bluish skin.
Call your doctor if:
You have had a shoulder problem in the past and you have shoulder pain.
Your shoulder pain or stiffness is getting worse.
Home treatment is not helping.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. A watchful waiting period may vary from a few days to weeks or possibly months. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if:
Pain in your shoulder is unbearable.
Your shoulder is deformed.
You have loss of feeling in the shoulder.
The skin around your shoulder is pale, cold, or bluish.