A 37-year-old female asked:
3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. physical therapy started. is popping and clicking normal after surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Scott Graham answered
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover.
Answered on Apr 3, 2020
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