Not sure if this belongs in this folder, but here goes.
I recently aggravated a previous shoulder injury, and I'm not sure how serious/in need of treatment it is. I was doing chi-ishi exercises and felt something strain. I now have trouble raising it above chin height without pain. I've been heating/icing/resting/lightly stretching intermittently, though it is still very sore to the touch. Massaging it is painful. The pain is not entirely unlike dislocation or deep bruising, but without the obvious factor of the joint being out of place or lack of mobility. I have near full range of motion, but with pain at certain points.
Anyone had any experience with this? How urgent is medical care? If I can get through this without medical help, I'd prefer that for a number of reasons (poor grasp of medical vocabulary in Japanese being a rather chief one, money being another). If anyone has any recommendations/advice, I'd really appreciate hearing them.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. - Teddy Roosevelt