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In Normal To Have Hand Stiffness And Swelling Six Weeks After Rotator Cuff Surgery
It can be...: Just like swelling in the foot after knee or hip surgery. It can happen and should go away as time goes by. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Why would my hand be swelling, fingers stiff and severe pain in my hand after rotator cuff surgery?
Post surgery care: You need to report this extremity swelling to your surgery team. In the recovery period, set backs and problems need to be evaluated to avoid serious problems. An ultrasound of your arm will rule out a DVT as the cause of swelling. If you do have a surgery related dvt, then early diagnosis and treatment is a benefit. ...Read more
I have swelling in my hand from my rotator cuff surgery, is there anything I can do in terms of drainage?
Elbow bent in brace: Assuming you had an arthroscopic repair, a significant amount of fluid passes through the shoulder, and some moves in to the surrounding soft tissues creating the look of a big swollen shoulder. The mechanical effect of this fluid pressure together with the fact that the elbow is held flexed in a brace create a situation of lower than usual venous outflow manifesting clinically as a swollen hand. ...Read more
Yes-quickly subsides: The combination of internal tissue pressure from arthroscopy fluid used at surgery and immobilization in a brace can lead to temporary postoperative swelling that includes the hand. The swelling from the arthroscopy fluid usually subsides in hours. The residual swelling from immobilization in a brace should continue to diminish steadily within days. Elbow, wrist and hand motion helps (if allowed). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I recently had rotator cuff surgery. If I hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.
See below: The nerves for the arm pass very close to the site of your shoulder surgery. It is quite possible that some swelling or scar tissue is impinging on them as they cross near this area. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your symptoms and let them guide your care. ...Read more
Partial palm, 4th, and fifth digit tingling began 10 weeks post rotator cuff surgery. 6 weeks later no change. What is the connection? What to do?
Brachial plexus: The shoulder joint is nearby the brachial plexus, and perhaps some nerve stretching occurred, during rehab, but the problem might be at the elbow instead. Either way sounds in an ulnar nerve location. An EMG might help. See your doctor, as there very likely is some connection. ...Read more
My wrist has been slightly swollen and extremely painful since the day after my rotator cuff repair surgery, 2 months ago. How long can this last?
Need a diagnosis: The question is why is your wrist is hurting and swollen. Most likely, this is indirectly, not directly related to your RC repair. Tendonitis because of a change in upper extremity biomechanics would be a thought. Your surgeon should be able to help you discover the cause and discuss treatment options. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
10 mths post cts surgery, both hands; still scar tissue, soreness at incision, and meaty part of thumb, much swelling/stiffness esp in a.m., loss of strength, loss of fine motor skills, aches sometimes. Cts was chronic-10yrs. Are these symptoms normal?
One week after rotator cuff surgery my therapist brou g ht my arm up all the way. Was very tight amd painful. Is that normal?
Normal: Often takes 6-8 weeks to get full range of motion. ...Read more
I had rotator cuff surgery done five weeks ago. Is inflammation normal and how can I calm it dowm?
Since shoulder joint is surrounded & stabilized by maximum number of big muscles, post-op recovery can be prolonged & may not be back to normal.
Natural joint anti-inflammatory supplements like
SAM-e, glucosamine/chondroitin, ASU, EGCG in green tea & undenatured collagen-Type 2.Check drhoffman. Com.
Acupuncture in expert hands will give pain relief.
Obtain a second opinion. ...Read more
I had a 3 hour rotator cuff surgery 3.5 weeks ago. My voice has been hoarse and raspy since intubation. When will my voice return to normal?
Soon: You had surgery with general anesthesia. Your voice is hoarse because of endotracheal intubation. It can take 3-4 weeks to return to normal but could be longer if you smoke or don't rest it enough. Remember the tube sat on your vocal cords during the entire surgery. If you are still bringing up mucus, have fevers, or notice wheezing call your regular doctors office. Be well. ...Read more
After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?
Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery. Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.
Call your doctor: This may be a side effect due to a medication you are talking. Call your doctor and check. Otherwise, see an eye doc to find out what is going on. Glad the shoulder is doing fine! ...Read more
Partial rotator cuff tear can be healed without surgery? .I have been doing rehab and icing it for last 2 months. Pain is gone but swelling remains
Variable: Some patients have complete relief immediately but this would be the minority. Most people are fairly uncomfortable for 2-4 weeks. By 6 weeks the pain should be less and even by 3 months, some people characterize the pain as a dull tooth ache with tightness. ...Read more
U wil need help: For the first 4 to 6 weeks I don't allow anybody to move the shoulder on their own so u will need help with many routine things ...Read more
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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?
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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