Avoid These After your Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Doctors sometimes recommend reverse shoulder replacement surgery for patients with a rotator cuff tear that cannot be repaired or when other treatments have not worked for chronic shoulder pain associated with arthritis. During surgery, the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder is replaced.

Recovery rush

No matter how good you feel, listening to your doctor and following his recommendations after rotator cuff surgery is essential. Even if you experience little or no pain, activities that put stress on your shoulder can significantly increase your risk of re-injury. Resuming physical activity before your shoulder has healed also increases the likelihood of stressing other parts of your body, such as your elbows or spine.

Strong workout

You may generally begin limited range-of-motion exercises, such as stretching and pendulum, relatively soon after surgery. Work with a physical therapist to help you determine the appropriate course of action as you recover to make sure you build strength and protect the healing tissues simultaneously. Most people begin more progressive strengthening routines within 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Risky mobility

For the first few weeks after surgery, you may be unable to lift your arm above your head. Plan in advance by moving virtual objects in your home to lower shelves or countertops, where you can reach them. People who undergo this procedure because of degenerative conditions may never fully regain their range of motion, though they may expect it to improve as they heal after surgery.

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Moral Points for Those Undergoing Shoulder Replacement

You will heal

We can always stretch out a stiff shoulder. How can you create an optimal healing environment? Walk, sleep, eat, poop as close to your routine as soon as you can. Your body will be running faster because it is in ‘healing’ mode, so you need to make sure it has everything it needs to do that.

It will pass

Initially, it will hurt MORE. That is from the surgery. It is to be expected. It will get less. Take the pain medicine, and don’t worry about moving it (because at first, you shouldn’t). In the first few weeks, you will say, ‘why did I do this?’ After that, you will say, ‘why did I wait so long to do this

It can be overwhelming.

Please recognize that this is an unknown, and it is natural to feel some level of apprehension and anxiety. What should you do? Talk about it with someone, whether it is a spouse, a friend, a clergy, your family doctor, whoever. Talking about your fears and concerns with your orthopedic surgeon in Indore is always helpful.