Severe pain/ dislocated shoulder

I dislocated my shoulder two weeks ago, and had an x-ray in the emergency room which showed no broken bones. I have since seen a physiotherapist, last week, where I have been given exercises and have been told to return in two weeks, to see if there is improved movement of my shoulder/arm, and to see if the pain has subsided. The pain continues to wake me at night, and today, the pain has been severe. I have been unable to do any exercises due to the pain. I have difficulty in lifting my arm to the side and the pain extends down my arm and hand where, at times, I also have numbness and tingling. The pyshiotherapist did suggest I could have joint/ligament/nerve damage but wanted to give my shoulder more time to heal before sending me for further testing. I wondered if it's normal for continued and/or worsening pain after two weeks, and would I be wasting my time if I went to an emergency room as I'm not sure how long I can deal with this worsening pain. I have been given Diclofenac but this hasn't helped. I appreciate any advice. Thank you.

Posted By Tania on April 16, 2011 at 18:09:34:

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