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is it normal to have shoulder pain after hand surgery

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
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.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Not normal: With any surgery, post operative pain/discomfort, inflammation, scarring and stiffness are common. These symptoms, most often, resolve over time as t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Upper arm pain after ct surgery of any type is not normal my be a result of the type of anesthesia ( block) or from the tourniquet place on your arm. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, that can happen: I see 1-2 patients every couple of months, who have no need for any pain meds after surgery. After a fractured bone is fixed, the pain greatly reduces ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No. : Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. T ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
possibly: Numbness of what in particular? Is this the numbness you were having prior to the surgery or new numbness? And swelling in the hand around the surge ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: It is not uncommon for a dislocated shoulder to be asssociated with nerve injury. This can be either numbness or even muscle paralysis. The good new ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
No: Although there be some discomfort and atrophy secondary to disuse severe pain is not expected. This may be a resulting from nerve pain. Talk to your d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
It can be: It is possible that pressure was placed on a nerve. This will most likely resolve in 4 to 6 weeks. If it is not improved see a hand surgeon.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: A dislocation of your shoulder will result in pain and stiffness as your body responds to the injury. The stiffness will typically gradually improve ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast: Pain and stiffness is normal until you work out some soft tissue tightness. Check for other possible causes with your orthopedic surgeon.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Can last up to 6 months.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Swelling is a normal part of the healing process, however, it could also be a sign that something is wrong. Your surgeon should examine your hand and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Post op pain: No, but is is unlikely do to the surgery itself. Is it the forth and fifth fingers? If so i would highly suspect a ulnar neuropathy. This nerve is loc ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Were is the itching?: Some scar some times itch for a while but you treat them with steroid ointment locally. If the itching some place else right me please.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Swelling in the hand after any surgery on the shoulder, elbow, or wrist is usually not a problem. The combination of increased blood flow to the arm ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not unusual: Would not expect you to be pain-free at only 3 wks after a shoulder arthroscopy w/ debridement/decompression. The important thing to note is wether ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Would speak to your surgeon to see why you may still be hurting, but you may still be healing from your surgery.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than bef ... Read More

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