Shoulder Injury - When to Seek Medical Treatment?
This afternoon, my kids and I were playing and cleaning. I tried to do a bit too much at once, and while in the process of lifting and bending and rotating, I ended up hearing a small 'pop' in my shoulder, which was followed by a short term, searing pain.
Since then, my shoulder has been very painful when I move it outside a certain radius. There is a nearly consistent dull ache (very very dull, barely noticeable) across my collar bone and down to the tips of my fingers. If my shoulder is moved (when I bend down or reach for something) or if I lift something, there is the same searing pain as when it happened. I took two Alieve, and that did nothing for the pain.
Is it possible to have a slight dislocation? Or is it most likely just muscular? In either event, is there a recommended wait time before going to the doctor? Like, if it's not better tomorrow go, or give it a few days?