6 doctors weighed in:
Should I have much pain after shoulder replacement?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Shoulder replacement
There will be pain for the first 1-2 weeks but it should decrease with time.

In brief: Shoulder replacement
There will be pain for the first 1-2 weeks but it should decrease with time.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Thank
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Thank
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: You can
A total shoulder replacement treats the underlying bone problem. It entails that the rotator cuff and musculature around the shoulder are still good.
You can still flare up your rotator cuff and in fact the rotator cuff can tear. So the answer is not as easy as yes or no. The pain you had the surgery for should be improved but you can still have soreness from the muscles after surgery.

In brief: You can
A total shoulder replacement treats the underlying bone problem. It entails that the rotator cuff and musculature around the shoulder are still good.
You can still flare up your rotator cuff and in fact the rotator cuff can tear. So the answer is not as easy as yes or no. The pain you had the surgery for should be improved but you can still have soreness from the muscles after surgery.
Dr. Brian Badman
Dr. Brian Badman
Thank
Read more answers from doctors