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Frozen Shoulder After Rotator Cuff Surgery
I have frozen shoulder 3 months after rotator cuff surgery despite following all PT directions. Is it possible to overcome or will I need more surgery?
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
Had rotator cuff surgery oct. 22 then got frozen shoulder its been 6 months still pain and not all motion range is back?
Get 2nd opinion: Arthroscopic rc repair is a common procedure.'frozen shoulder' is a condition that can occur after repair or may have started earlier... If you are still having significant pain (on hydrocodone), loss of motion and don't seem to be improving then a 2nd opinion is never a bad idea. Try to see a board certified ors w/ sub specialty interest in shoulder surgery (if possible). Best of luck! ...Read more
My uperarm muscles are aching constantly my left arm ive had rotator cuff surgery turned in ti frozen shoulder over a year but still hurts?
My shoulder randomly makes "grinding" noises following surgery for a torn rotator cuff and frozen shoulder (6 months ago). Should I be concerned?
Shoulder issue: Grinding noise is a non-specific symptom and may not be anything to worry about, but it may be part of a bigger picture that may need attention. It all depends on your recovery. If your pain is improving and function is slowly getting better, then you may need to watch it and consult your doc if other symptoms are present or recovery halts. ...Read more
See below: Forearm: however you want. Shoulder: very carefully as you do not want to disturb the surgical site. ...Read more
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I'm waiting on shoulder impingment surgery & rotator cuff repair, I'm now getting pain in the side of the neck would this be causing the pain there?
I just received rotator cuff surgery 6 days ago I have very little pain in my shoulder but extreme pain in my forearm. Y is that I had a patial teer and a full tear that was repaired along with spur and some burcitus that was removed I just donk know why
Go to orthopedc surg: How dose do that or sport medicne surgeon. ...Read more
It depends: The shoulder has many moving parts. If the metal is contained in the bone or is sequestered in fibrotic scar tissue, then it shouldn't be a problem. If its in the joint or a tendon sheath, it could be a source of pain and irritation. ...Read more
Rest: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn end of the rotator cuff tendon and reattaches it to the bone with anchors and or sutures. The repair takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. A period of rest after the surgery allows the tendon end to heal back to the bone. This can take between 6-12 weeks. Typically, you are given some rest, followed by gentle exercises for motion and strength. ...Read more
I have had open rotator cuff surgery and 2 anchors installed on my right shoulder, how long should I wait to have the left one done?
Wait until full func: Wait until you have full or near full function of this shoulder first. Typically around three months, but could be longer. ...Read more
Shoulder: Unfortunately I have seen many patients like u continuing to have pain long after healing should have occurred. The surgery is mostly for increased range of motion provided good physical therapy however the surgery itself can produce chronic pain and arthritis. Should see a reasonable pain management provider for further eval and treatment Wish I could say all pain will go away but can't ...Read more
Both procedures are significant operations
which require extensive rehabilitation
if you have these procedures performed
you will likely require about six months of
rehab to be close to normal. ...Read more
This is my second rotator cuff surgery on the same shoulder in the last 7 months. What is the chance this could happen a third time...?
Depends on why: Most common reason for failure is technical followed by poor tissue. Many variables that should be checked to determine why first one failed need to discuss with your surgeon or get a second opinion by fellowship trained shoulder specialist. ...Read more
Had rotator cuff surgery a yr ago still hurts on right arm now have a constant pain from shoulder down arm left arm?
Rotator cuff surgery: You now have chronic pain - please see a Pain Specialist to be evaluated further. ...Read more
My physical therapist says she can only work on one body part at a time. Why? I have osteoarthritis, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, ddd, and more.
Varies: There is not a specific reason that you can not work on more than one body part, except that for time constraint reasons it may not be practical. It also would need to be directly ordered as such by your doctor as well. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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