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How Long To Go Back To Work After Shoulder Reconstruction
It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read more
Too soon: Recovery from shoulder surgery is a long & complicated process & so see how you do with physiotherapy & decide your travel. Avoid carrying any luggage on that side. ...Read more
I take 75mg of pregabalin and 30mg of codiene some times up to ten a day this is for a.Shoulder reconstruction I had. Too much?
I have had a right shoulder reconstruction 2 years ago due to instability, I continue to get bursitis, is removal of the bursa an option?
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 more
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 more
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 more
Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?
Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more
I need an advice I had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and I did all my therapy then I was released to go back to work with no restrictions so I start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes
Ask your surgeon: I'm sure your surgeon will be able to provide those answers and clarify any possible limitations, restrictions, precautions. ...Read more
I'm having distal clavicle resection surgery. What is the recovery time when I can go back to work an able to lift 75lbs?
Let me explain:
There are two ways to do this procedure.
1-using open method.
The recovery time for job like yours I believe will 12-16 weeks. ...Read more
Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work? Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs. Thank u for the help
Ask your surgeon: Questions re complications, side effects, recovery, disability, etc should be asked of surgeon along w/ (consequences of) options prior to undergoing procedure. Surgeon should also be informed of your particular requirements, eg return to work, job description, etc in order to make best recommendation. So go ask surgeon who performed distal clavicle resection + bicep tendon repair what to expect. ...Read more
I have a pain in my back shoulder. It becomes severe if I pick something weighted or work on my laptop.
Muscle strain: Sounds like you have pulled or strained a muscle in your back. Non steroidal meds and rest are usually the first line treatment. ...Read more
I get shoulder pain when I'm sitting on a chair for long or standing up. This is normal when I'm doing work and it's always just the one should.
Cause of Pain:
There is a group of four muscles that control the shoulder joint. You may have a sprain of the rotator cuff. Or possibly a upper back disc that impinges on the nerve when it gets in a certain position.
Need to have an examination to further answer your question. From the exam a diagnosis, and imaging tests might be needed. Treatment after a proper diagnosis will help you get better. ...Read more
Next day: I prefer my patients to relax, and restrict activities on the day of an arthrogram. Many patients feel better after an arthrogram due to the anesthesia injected with the contrast, and want to do something. A patient may injure themselves with activity if the pain is gone only due to this medication. I tell my patients that they may return to normal activities the next day. ...Read more
First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work.
If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more
I was at work and I was opening the metal door and it got jammed and swung back at me and hit my shoulder and now it feels as if it is out of place?
SHOULDER INJURY: Try the Dugas Test - While seated, place hand of injured arm on opposite shoulder and then try to touch elbow to chest. Pain and/or inablility to perform maneuver indicates possible dislocation. This does not mean no ligament or tendon injury, but makes dislocation less likely. Best bet, if unsure, urgent care or emergency department visit for hands on exam/possible x-rays. Good luck! ...Read more
My hair length is about shoulder length, so how long will it take for my hair to reach length of about 1/2 of my back?
Hi, just this pm, I started to get a pain under my R shoulder blade when I breath in, the longer I draw breath it grows with it, normal breath is fine?
2-8 weeks: If there are no structural injuries symptoms should resolve with stretching & strenghening exercises in 2 to 8 weeks depending o degree. ...Read more
I have bursitis along with torn muscles in my shoulder and neck. I'm going to pt. About how long until my shoulder is back to normal?
Depends: It depends of the specific injury.Get a more detailed answer ›
Almost instance: Almost instance relief after the reduction, then you have pain if you fracture with it for a week or ten days. ...Read more
Had shoulder arthroscopic decompression 2 weeks ago how long will the recovery take if I work as a manual packer?
Depends on pain: Generally there are no restrictions after an isolated decompression. Depending on your pain and range of motion you should be able to get back to work in 2-6 weeks. It may be sore but you can still work. Obviously, you should speak to your surgeon about individual clearance. ...Read more
Someone I know gets pain in her neck and back shoulder and also receives headaches but they don't last long. What could this be?
Tension Headaches: Tension headaches usually are 2-sided, constant, headache pain that radiate into the neck and shoulders. There is no associated nausea, vomiting, vision change, nor incapacity; like with migraine. Typical treatment would be otc analgesics. Look for triggers, like stress, and avoid if possible. ...Read more
I'm having extreme pain inu right shoulder blade when I move or sit in a certain position. Came out of no where sitting aty desk at work.
When I work for 10 mins, I have a burning hurt in my back right below my right shoulder blade, when I stop work it gets a lot better. What can this be?
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and I would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
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