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Is it normal to have shoulder pain after hand surgery

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Can happen: Depending in the surgical procedure you had and the position in which you were placed for the procedure, the shoulder may become sore afterwards. Sym... Read More
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Maintain motion: After hand surgery, it can be natural to protect the hand and arm. Many patients stay in a sling, or keep the arm close to their body. This can lead t... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Not abnormal: Depending on the kind of surgery you had, you may have had to use the arm in a different manner than usual, which put different stresses on your shoul... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
TOS: You could try a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon...But generally best managed by a thoracic surgeon (heart surgeon). Not all thoracic surgeons manage... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
VASCULAR SURGEON: In most parts of usa, the experts in tos come from vascular surgery backgrounds, but a few of us neurologists also deal with this. Places to go inclu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: It could be very well be. Discuss with doctor the ct finding and whether you need to see pain management for injections or neurosurgery.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Shoulder pain: Could be referred from c spine. Mri is better test for nerve root impingement.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Doubtful: Have you had evaluation of your brachial plexus, and x-rays to rule out presence of cervical rib? Thoracic outlet syndrome could potentially be an ex... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes can happen: Depending on how you needed to be positioned and SQUEEZED against the machine then, YES, you can be a little sore. Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: A stress test would usually be the test of choice to rule out your heart as the cause of your exertion all induced symptoms.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not cardiac pain: Likely cervical radiculopathy or pinched nerve. Please see a doctor. Likely not cardiac pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons do rotator cuff surgeries. While some orthopedic surgeons have accumulated significant experience doing shoulder surgeries over ti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Air: This was probably due to trapped air after the surgery. Should be improving as time goes by. Check with your surgeon if not improving.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Rupture bursa: First try PT and if no improvement see an orthopedist. MRI and or arthrogram of shoulder can be done.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
In few day,gas pain: Are common after laparoscopic procedures because carbon dioxide is injected into the abdomen to improve the surgeon's view. To help treat that.Positi... Read More

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