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Rotator cuff repair 7 months post-op cuff repair^

Discussion in 'Shoulder surgery recovery area' started by 60zzlion19, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. 60zzlion19

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    I fell at work on April 6th 2018. I broke my wrist in 3 places and had a massive tear in my rotator cuff. I had surgery on May 7th. I am still in therapy twice a week. I still deal with shoulder soreness.

    I just went back to work in Dec. I am still limited to lifting. Now that I have returned to work my right shoulder (non surgery) is getting pretty painful. I want to know if this is normal.

    I know my recovery is longer because of my wrist injury and how big of a tear I had. Any suggestions on what I can do to help with this soreness. I work in a college dorm cleaning.
     
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    Hi and Welcome to Bonesmart!

    I’m so sorry your fall resulted in so much injury.

    I am going to tag @Josephine
    our forum administrator and nurse director to address your concerns.

    Best wishes as you continue to recover.
     
  3. 60zzlion19

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    Thank you
     
  4. Josephine

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    I'd be curious to know how your recovery has been going since the surgery.

    So here are some questions:

    It would be very helpful if you would answer each one individually - numbered as I have done - in as much detail as you can then I'll come back as see where you are

    1. what are your pain levels right now? (remember the 1-10 scale: 1 = no pain and 10 = the worst you can imagine. And don't forget to factor in other forms of pain such as soreness, burning, stabbing, throbbing, aching, swelling and stiffness).

    2. what pain medications have you been prescribed, how much are you taking (in mg please) and how often?

    3. are you icing your painful area at all? If so, how often and for how long?

    4. what is your activity level? What do you do in the way of housework, cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc., and

    5. are you doing any exercises at home? If so what and how often?
    This is the most crucial question so please help me by using the format I have left as an example
    (which means please make a list and not an essay!)

    Exercises done at home
    - how many sessions you do each day
    - enter exercise by name then number of repetitions of each
    etc., etc.

    Anything done at PT
    - how many times a week
    - enter exercise by name then number of repetitions of each
    etc., etc.
     

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