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Bicep Pain After Rotator Cuff Surgery
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 tendon can irritated and spasm after 'rotator cuff repair'. This is common and usually normal. It is also generally a temporary phenemenon. Good luck!
Rotator cuff repair is performed by reattaching to bone the important tendons of the shoulder that provide specific refined motion and function of the shoulder: forward flexion, elevation away from the side of the body, and internal/external rotation of the arm while at the ...Read more
I had rotator cuff surgery six weeks ago. I am still weaning off the sling. Pain is terrible in my bicep and it is rock hard. Help?
Stiffness: 36 year old woman with post surgical stiffness 6w s/p rotator cuff repair. Please contact your treating surgeon and let them know that you are experiencing a high level of pain. It would be best to see your surgeon in person so that they can give you a physical exam to rule out any important postoperative problems and assess your neurovascular status. Call and speak to the MD on call if necessary.
I have swelling in the bicep area (goes all the way around) in my arm following rotator cuff surgery 5 weeks ago. Should I be concerned?
See your surgeon: You really should discuss this with your surgeon since he/she was there and can give you all og the what ifs.
I am in a lot of pain after rotator cuff surgery and a shaved bone spur. It's been 3 weeks when does the pain start to get better?
Highly variable: Usually 2-6 weeks, but will take many months to fully recover.See 1 more doctor answer
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active range of motion of the shoulder, while often passive range is allowed much sooner. After appropriate rest, pt will gradually help you regain range of motion, and then later strengthening exercises will be added. Expect 3-6 months for recovery.
Asking wrong people: The person to ask is your Orthopedic Surgeon who knows your case best. Your Surgeon will set your post-surgical course of treatment for you. No two people are alike, so call your Surgeon for the best answer.
Surgeon preference: This is an question best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repairs. The rotator cuff pulls against the repair even when you sit in a sling/immobilizer completely braced. So it will never be completely protected. Some surgeons want physical therapy right away to keep motion. Others will wait 6-12 weeks.
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 discontinued. Physical therapy is helpful initially to regain range of motion of the shoulder. Once rom has been restored, aditional pt to regain strength and function. By 6 months, most patients are pretty functional. Full recovery 9-12 months. Good luck!
You can.: With a successful repair and appropriate post-operative rehab, you should be able to resume powerlifting. However, you should be aware that you are more likely to incur a re-tear than most patients, because of the immense forces on the rotator cuff, associated with powerlifting.See 1 more doctor answer
You need assistant: You can not use that arm for 3 weeks, beside the pain you are going to have from the surgery, so if it is your right arm you can not use it for three weeks almost for any thing.
My patients: Have 4 weeks of homehealth and then 8 weeks of outpatient. Followed by a home therapy program.See 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff: Active-assisted and passive range of motion exercises are typically started at home at two weeks post-operatively. Six weeks is when formal physical therapy starts with strengthening gradually and continued range of motion exercises. It is painful, but important to stay with it. You're pretty young for a rotator cuff tear. Are you the patient?See 2 more doctor answers
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What are some exercises or things that can be done after rotator cuff surgery if you fell like the shoulder is freezing?
Depends: When did you have your surgery and what tendons were repaired?See 1 more doctor answer
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