|San Antonio and arm pain
||[Oct. 25th, 2009|09:40 pm]
I've made it safely to Texas (San Antonio to be specific) with enough time to catch up on sleep and wander around a bit before the conference starts tomorrow morning. So I checked into the hotel, dropped my stuff, and wandered around a bit seeing the Alamo and a bit of the Riverwalk. Despite being told by the cab driver that the cost of living here is low I notice that the restaurants around here are a bit pricier than I'd normally go to. If anyone has recommendations of restaurants in downtown San Antonio please let me know (there are a *lot* of restaurants around here, and I'm around for another 5 days/ 4 nights).|
In unrelated noticings something is apparently wrong with my shoulder. I think it was fine this morning when I left San Diego but I was so tired I might not have noticed. Walking around this afternoon I was starting to have trouble with any motion in my right arm (even with no weight on the arm and the hand not doing anything but hanging down). Some limited mobility tests seem to tell me that pain happens more acutely when the arm is rotated backwards or too far up and forwards. It hurts enough that if I were in San Diego I'd go to the urgent care at Student Health, but I"m not there at the moment. My current plan is to ignore it (well, try to not do anything with the arm and hopefully it won't hurt more and I won't be doing anything to damage it). This is made harder by just now being woken up with arm pain. Does anyone out there have medical experience and want to let me know if there's something you think I should be doing? I'm getting more worried that something might be broken - does this mean I should find a local emergency room or something? Is there anything they'd do other than put it in a sling and tell me not to use it? I've never dealt with something like this (by which I mean anything being wrong with my body) when away from home so I don't know what to do... I'd really appreciate some advice.