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    Old 02-08-2015, 06:44 AM   #1
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    Shoulder pain/tightness 11 weeks post surgery

    Recovering from labrum & also a small rotator repair, along with calcium excision and removal of bone spurs. Very frustrated that I still have so much discomfort. Faithfully attending PT sessions 2 times a week and home exercise daily 3 times. Range of motion behind where I should be, but definitely improving. I swell at base of neck after exercising, although not as much as it had been. Therapist tells me I am very "tight". Should I ask Dr for muscle relaxers? Only med currently taking is Naproxen. Heat seems to help. Looking for suggestions!

     
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    Old 02-08-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Shoulder pain/tightness 11 weeks post surgery

    Hi I've had both done. One side, the dr waited 4 weeks before starting pt and the therapist said I should have been in there not later than 2 at least doing pendulums.

    Well I got partially frozen due to scar tissue and waiting so pt asked if I could get a manipulation under anesthesia (mua) no incision, he just moves your arm around and breaks it loose. They may also inject you with a steroid and numbing med. You go to pt next day. I was a little more sore but my range was great.

    You may want to ask about this. Cathy

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    Re: Shoulder pain/tightness 11 weeks post surgery

    Thanks Cathy. This procedure ws mentioned to me as a possibility. My PT has mentioned however, that the procedure does not guarantee that the scar tissue can reappear. I did have a cortisone shot too but it helped for only 3 days or so. really hoping I can loosen up through the exercise route. Hardest part is coping with the discomfort as I try to go about daily life. Sounds like you bounced back - hope you are still feeling well!!!

     
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