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Normally, how long would the pain last after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Varies

May last a week or a few weeks.
Strongly depends on type of surgery. Generally speaking rotator cuff repair is more painful than other routine shoulder surgeries.

In brief: Varies

May last a week or a few weeks.
Strongly depends on type of surgery. Generally speaking rotator cuff repair is more painful than other routine shoulder surgeries.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain management tips

Arthroscopic procedures vary greatly in the amount of work that must be done.
Post-op pain often depends on 1) individuals pain tolerance 2) consumption of pain medications 3) procedure performed 4) level of post-op physical activity (although if painful you should probably decrease). You can use rest, ice, or use a tens unit (if prescribed) to help manage the pain.

In brief: Pain management tips

Arthroscopic procedures vary greatly in the amount of work that must be done.
Post-op pain often depends on 1) individuals pain tolerance 2) consumption of pain medications 3) procedure performed 4) level of post-op physical activity (although if painful you should probably decrease). You can use rest, ice, or use a tens unit (if prescribed) to help manage the pain.
Dr. Mark Galland
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