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How Long Are You Off Work After Shoulder Surgery
6-8 weeks: This depends greatly on the procedures performed during the surgery as well as your occupation. Most arthroscopic shoulder surgeries take 6-12 weeks to recover from, but people with desk jobs often can return to work in 2-3 weeks in a sling with activity restrictions. People who work in manual labor jobs with heavy lifting may not be able to return to full duty for 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery on my writing side?
2-8 weeks: Return to work after shoulder surgery depends on what needed to be fixed at surgery and a persons job. Most people can return to a desk job with activity limitations in 2-3 weeks. They will be in a sling for 6 weeks. People with heavy lifting, manual labor jobs will not be able to return to full duty for 8-12 weeks or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cannot say: This is not a question that can be easily answered. The specifics of a patient's aftercare is dictated by the specifics of your case. The person who is most familiar with your case is your orthopedic surgeon. Therefore, your orthopedic surgeon's answer to this question is the most valid. ...Read more
I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck.But i've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an i've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?
Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle spasm in the trapezius can be due to referred pain from the neck or myofascial pain or related to shoulder surgery.. If pain is deemed muscular you may benefit from a trigger point injection. Best to f/u with your doctor for further recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-12 weeks : The time it takes to recover varies considerably depending on the person and the actual procedures done during the surgery. Arthroscopic surgery can be a simple bone spur removal or an extensive repair of a massive rotator cuff tear. In generally people are pretty sore for 2-3 weeks requiring narcotic pain meds. Most are in a sling for 6 weeks and require physical therapy 2x/week for 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Some surgeries can be painful for a while. Others are much less painful. Rotator cuff surgeries tend to cause more pain than instability repairs. If you are concerned, speak to your surgeon about specific strategies to cope with, and effectively treat, your postoperative pain. Combining blocks with short and long acting narcotic pain, as well as use of cold therapy are all utilized. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-12 weeks: The time it takes to recover varies considerably depending on the person and the actual procedures done during the surgery. Arthroscopic surgery can be a simple bone spur removal or an extensive repair of a massive rotator cuff tear. In generally people are pretty sore for 2-3 weeks requiring narcotic pain meds. Most are in a sling for 6 weeks and require physical therapy 2x/week for 4-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?
Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated by the severity of the injury, the surgery performed, and your healing response afterwards. Your doctor should make it clear when you can return to full activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had shoulder surgery done a little over a month ago, this was to scrape bone spurs and clean out the bursa. How long until i fully recover?
6-8 weeks: Structurally, there is only mild weakening of the deltoid insertion where the bone is removed. Rotator cuff, if not repaired should be ready to rehab right away. I encourage my patients to start range of motion exercises as soon as the pain subsides (couple of days). I let them do whatever they are comfortable with after a couple of weeks. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for all the tenderness to end. ...Read more
You must call: your provider. He/she is the one to address this issue. ...Read more
Need More Info: Please discuss this with your surgeon. If it has been some time and you still are concerned consider a second opinion. Without more information about what specific issues you are having it is difficult to provide more help. ...Read more
This needs 2 B-: -narrowed down. What shoulder surgery. Can B anywhere from fracture 2 rotator cuff from biceps tenodesis 2 shoulder replacement if U tell us the procedure we can give U an answer, but it won't B etched in stone as each surgeon has their own protocol, but it will B close . We usually answer according 2 our own experience ...Read more
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