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how long after shoulder surgery does pain last

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be mini ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks : The time it takes to recover varies considerably depending on the person and the actual procedures done during the surgery. Arthroscopic surgery can b ... Read More
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Too general to give specifics but depends on the procedure done(labral repair vs. Decompression for instance), your pain tolerance, early vigorous the ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain management tips: Arthroscopic procedures vary greatly in the amount of work that must be done. Post-op pain often depends on 1) individuals pain tolerance 2) consumpti ... Read More
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Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Varies: May last a week or a few weeks. Strongly depends on type of surgery. Generally speaking rotator cuff repair is more painful than other routine shoulde ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Duggar
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need Ortho eval: With any chronic condition like that, i would reccomend follow-up with your orthopedic surgeon who did your surgery and see what they say.
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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Can't say...: Too much depends on exactly what procedure is performed - and if you are referring to surgical time or recovery time.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Some surgeries can be painful for a while. Others are much less painful. Rotator cuff surgeries tend to cause more pain than instability repairs. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be mini ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Recovery time can be variable after shoulder arthroscopy. If the surgery is ablative, such as removing some frayed tissue or bone spurs, sling wear is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It really depends on what you do for work. Since you mention writing, you can typically return to writing immediately after surgery. Holding a pen and ... Read More

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