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Weight lifting after rotator cuff surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
U wil need help: For the first 4 to 6 weeks I don't allow anybody to move the shoulder on their own so u will need help with many routine things

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Post op pain: It's not unusual for postop pain to increase somewhat as swelling, inflammation and tissue irritability develop. However if pain dramatically increase... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
biceps close by: The most common rotator cuff tendon torn is the supraspiatus tendon.It runs very close to the long head of biceps tendon in your shoulder.So, the tend... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Massage and Yoga: It is very wise to get some massage when you are recovering from major trauma to muscles and tendons. I often also recommend yoga as a very good stre... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Need PT: Most surgeons recommend physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery to help with motion and guide the success of a repair. Sounds like you may be dev... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Discuss...: Discuss this with your physical therapist. They will be able to add a massage component to your rehab. This will help relieve the tightness in your fo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Discuss...: Discuss this with your physical therapist. They will be able to add a massage component to your rehab. This will help relieve the tightness in your fo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Rotator Cuff: The typical time for a rotator cuff tear to heal to the bone after surgery is 6 weeks. That is why most people are in a sling for 6 weeks after surge... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This is variable from person to person. Respect your levels of pain and follow the instructions of your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist.

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