Shoulder Problems and Injuries
Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You have chest pain or pressure. This may occur with:
After calling 911, chew 1 adult-strength aspirin. Wait for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself.
- Shortness of breath.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Pain that spreads from the chest to the neck, jaw, or one or both shoulders or arms.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- A fast or uneven pulse.
- Your arm or hand is cool or pale or changes color.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in your shoulder.
- Red streaks leading from a place on your shoulder.
- Pus draining from an area of your shoulder.
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin.
- A fever.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- You cannot use your shoulder.
- Your shoulder does not get better as expected.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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