A 55-year-old female asked:
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i recently had rotator cuff surgery.i also have chronic neck and back pain. i'm a diabetic and need to exercise. walking hurts my back and no swimming?

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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Start simple: Starting simple is the key. Although walking may hurt your back, you have to start simple and build up to longer and longer walks. It will strengthen your back and help with fitness and make you feel better. Swimming is dependent on what your surgeon tells you. Usually 2 weeks is a time we tell our patients before swimming, but you need to check with your surgeon who can guide your activity best.
Answered on Jan 16, 2017

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