Standard Shoulder Replacement 1 month P.O.

Trish4801

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I'm now almost 1 month po. Started PT last week, first day was evaluation, second day the work begins.

My therapist seems to be of the "if it hurts don't do it" mind. Which is ok with me. He said he thinks I maybe one of those he will have to slow down.

I get to remove the sling next week. Excited about that but will need to be mindful of what I can and can't do.

Still have pain at times. Worse at night, which is when I use ice pack still.

I need to get the shoulder strengthened so I can have my right knee fixed. Surgeon for knee also said he won't touch it till I quit smoking so am working on that as well. He did say I have time because of the shoulder PT.

Can't wait to have my life back.
 
Forgot too add surgery was January 31, 2023. Dr. Was going to go shaftless but he said my bones were too soft due to RA and smoking, so I have a shaft.
 
I had TSR same day as you. Still in sling. They stick to the 6 week plan, I guess. I started PT day after operation (pretty lame version). I started real PT about a week later and have been going twice a week since. Still passive. Sling off in 6 days. I dodged the pain bullet. Not sure why; luck, nerve block, stemless insert?
Sorry you got the shaft. Ha.
My PT guy is exactly the same as yours....stop if it hurts. Well, I stop if it hurts more than a little. I want to make sure I don't injure the repair but I also want to make sure I'm not wimping out too soon and not making enough progress. The rule of this guy is you didn't really hurt yourself if the pain goes away quickly. If it sticks around a day or two, you might have damaged something. All my pain, from either exercise or a wrong move, goes away in seconds. Hope you keep your mind on your operative arm as I've found even in a sling I can do somehing dumb like reach back to close a door with the wrong hand. That will wake you up.
 
Forgot too add surgery was January 31, 2023. Dr. Was going to go shaftless but he said my bones were too soft due to RA and smoking, so I have a shaft.
i have a long shaft and was happy to see on xray since i have osteopenia, have had 3 fracturesc and numerous joint replacements. but happy to hear of newer techniques that work for many.
 
Wow - I'm learning lots as I get ready for Surgery in May - thank you for these reply's as they are most useful.
 

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