I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. How much pain will I be in?

There will be pain. Shoulder replacements are associated with post-op pain. The pain is worse right after surgery and gets better. There are many ways that your pain can be alleviated and we get people through it. Such pain relieving methods include medications, block, positive imagery, etc. Talk to your surgeon about the details.
Why are you having. A total shoulder at 30. You will have a 1-2 day stay in hospital. Incision at the front of the shoulder. Sling for 4 weeks. Therapy for 3 months. Pain is usually worst for the first day and then improves to a dull toothache for weeks.

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I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. Is the pain unbearable immediately following surgery?

No. The pain isn't unbearable and can be decreased with regional anesthesia, called a "shoulder block". You will be uncomfortable, but its important to remember that the pain you are having now is going to keep getting worse. The pain that you have after surgery will keep getting better. Read more...
Pain after surgery. Interscalene block can be helpful at blocking pain before surgery. This has been shown to reduce post-op pain immediately after surgery, and in the weeks to follow. Patients frequently report that the pain they had pre-op is literally gone immediately after surgery. The surgical pain improves quickly. Patients who have shoulder replacement are among the happiest patients in my practice. Read more...
No. Total shoulder arthroplasty (replacement) is a very well tolerated procedure. Nerve blocks are commonly done for post-operative pain control in this procedure. Once the block wears off, oral narcotic pain medications are used for pain control. You will need to take the medication for a few weeks after surgery. The pain may get worse during therapy, but will be well worth it! good luck! Read more...

I had total shoulder replacement surgery 4 mos ago but still can't lift my arm to shoulder level, should I be worried?

Probably not. Without complications it usually takes 6 mos-1yr to obtain the maximum benefits from shoulder replacement including range of motion and strength. Read more...
Possibly. 4 months after surgery it is common to have continued stiffness and weakness of the rotator cuff. If your xrays look good and your therapist can move your shoulder farther than you can without much pain than you might just need more rehab. It can take up to a year to fully recover. If you still have pain then there might be a tear in the rotator cuff. Nerve injury is a rare possibility as well. Read more...
Maybe. If arm can be moved passively further than you can move it actively, that is weakness. One possible cause of weakness after shoulder replacement is failure of the subscapularis to heal. This can be detected on examination. This is uncommon, can be very difficult to re-repair, and functional result unpredictable. If passive and active motion are equally limited, this is stiffness. Ask your doc. Read more...