Shoulder pain after surgery
Meggiesue

United States

#302 Feb 25, 2010
Hey Joel ... Been awhile ... Hope you are doing better. I've been feeling a bit down because of the update from doc. He now wants to do a manual manipulation under anesthesia because he feels I'm not progressing. I looked on line at manual manipulation under anesthesia ... looks extremely painful. Ever heard of it? Know if anyone has had it and the results? Doc says it could make shoulder better, could make it worse ... he won't say one way or the other. Think it is about time for a second opinion?
Joel Barry

Chicago, IL

#303 Feb 25, 2010
Meggiesue wrote:
Hey Joel ... Been awhile ... Hope you are doing better. I've been feeling a bit down because of the update from doc. He now wants to do a manual manipulation under anesthesia because he feels I'm not progressing. I looked on line at manual manipulation under anesthesia ... looks extremely painful. Ever heard of it? Know if anyone has had it and the results? Doc says it could make shoulder better, could make it worse ... he won't say one way or the other. Think it is about time for a second opinion?
Hi Meggie, Joel here. I've heard of manipulation under anesth.
Read about online. Can't speak on it. I'm 8 months post surg and still having pain. Not as bad. My R.O.M is much better. I can lift me arm straight up and put it behind my back. But it hurts like hell when I do it. So, I don't do it. I've seen another doc.and
have another MRI scheduled next week. He doesn't think there's a
re-tear but needs to see what's csusing the continued pain. I would suggest seeing someone else. best wishes Meggiesue!!!!!
Meggiesue

United States

#304 Feb 25, 2010
Joel Barry wrote:
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Hi Meggie, Joel here. I've heard of manipulation under anesth.
Read about online. Can't speak on it. I'm 8 months post surg and still having pain. Not as bad. My R.O.M is much better. I can lift me arm straight up and put it behind my back. But it hurts like hell when I do it. So, I don't do it. I've seen another doc.and
have another MRI scheduled next week. He doesn't think there's a
re-tear but needs to see what's csusing the continued pain. I would suggest seeing someone else. best wishes Meggiesue!!!!!
The more I think about it, the more I think a second opinion would be well worth it. Doc did say he really isn't of the opinion that I'm a good candidate for the manipulation or further surgery because of the bleeding complication last time and my heart problems. When I was in his office this past Tuesday, he raised my arm to where it was just above shoulder level and it hurt so much it made an "old lady" cry. I will most likely call w/c and see if they will authorize a second opinion.
Terree

AOL

#305 Feb 26, 2010
had my shoulder surgery in Sept 2009, waiting for w/c to autorize the next. To them after the 5th day after 1st one that something wasn't right. They poo-poo'ed me. Finally after going in to see the ortho (again) showing him I couldn't raise my arm above shoulder level, I approached and raised it up over my head. POP! and after he heard and felt it, he said my biceps tendon is slipping into the groove.Tada. You know when something is wrong. Keep screaming until someone hears you!
Elisa Bluffton SC

Hilton Head Island, SC

#306 Feb 27, 2010
Had my left shoulder operated on June 2008 after it had been frozen for about 6 month. Bone spurs, fraying of rotator cuff and distal clavical excision plus manipulation. Took 2 + months with pt 2x week to start feeling somewhat normal and now just great after 19 months. Had right shoulder done 5 weeks ago. Bonespurs shaved, labrum lesion debrided and rotator tendon cleaned up. Shoulder started to freeze up 2 weeks in to physical therapy. Still in much pain but hope will have the same results after some time as left shoulder. Don't give up!!
Jon

San Francisco, CA

#307 Mar 6, 2010
I have to sleep in an up position and the pain occasionally wakes me up. its like a searing pain.
Don DeFaro

Jackson, NJ

#308 Mar 15, 2010
had microscopic surgery on my left shoulder just went in for cleaning of shoulder doctor told me
I will be allright 3 months later my shoulder is still killing me specially when i sleep.If I knew it was going to be this bad I would have never had it done.Does anyone have any sugestions.I have to see my doctor tomorrow.He going to get an earfullfrom me I am pissed.
Joel Barry

Hammond, IN

#309 Mar 15, 2010
Don DeFaro wrote:
had microscopic surgery on my left shoulder just went in for cleaning of shoulder doctor told me
I will be allright 3 months later my shoulder is still killing me specially when i sleep.If I knew it was going to be this bad I would have never had it done.Does anyone have any sugestions.I have to see my doctor tomorrow.He going to get an earfullfrom me I am pissed.
Sorry to hear you're still hurting Don. Some folks do quite well within a short time after surgery. Some suffer a longer time, like me! I had a full thickness rotator tear. Surgery 7/09. Shoulder still freekin hurts. Recent MRI shows a re-tear. Not as bad as the first. My pain is now livable. It hurts only when I lift my arm up and behind me. At 65 I'm no athlete so I'll just deal with it. Do whatever P.T and home exercise you were given and you should start to improve soon enough. Of course if the pain lingers, another MRI would be in order. Best of luck to you.
Meggiesue

United States

#310 Mar 16, 2010
Hi Joel ... Called w/c and had long talk with them and we decided I am to make a list of fears and questions and take it and someone else to the doc with me next Tues and have him fully explain everything. W/C says that I can either tell doc I want more time to consider the manipulation (w/c will temporarily close the case at that point), tell him flat out I don't want it due to the risks and let him classify me as permanent partial disabled, at which point w/c will withdraw and close their case. If I ask for second opinion, I will have to do whatever that doc says or lose the w/c totally. However, even after falling again last week on left side, I am feeling a bit better and am driving to So. IL this afternoon to see mother and new nephew. Happy St. Patty's Day!
Joel Barry

Chicago, IL

#311 Mar 16, 2010
Meggiesue wrote:
Hi Joel ... Called w/c and had long talk with them and we decided I am to make a list of fears and questions and take it and someone else to the doc with me next Tues and have him fully explain everything. W/C says that I can either tell doc I want more time to consider the manipulation (w/c will temporarily close the case at that point), tell him flat out I don't want it due to the risks and let him classify me as permanent partial disabled, at which point w/c will withdraw and close their case. If I ask for second opinion, I will have to do whatever that doc says or lose the w/c totally. However, even after falling again last week on left side, I am feeling a bit better and am driving to So. IL this afternoon to see mother and new nephew. Happy St. Patty's Day!
Hi Meggie. Now my back is out. I was getting in my car last week and pop, like a knife thru my lower back. Well, I'm alive at least.
So you fell last week? Wow, these falls will be the end of us soon enough. Be careful and Happy St. Pat's day to you too. I'll be wearing some green.
Jodie

United States

#312 Apr 1, 2010
It depends on the surgery. I had impingment surgery. The sling was mainly for comfort. I took it off the next day, and was more comfortable. They told me I could drive as long as I was off pain meds. It's been 5 months since my surgery, and I still have alot of pain.
Meggiesue

West Manchester, OH

#313 Apr 2, 2010
Joel Barry wrote:
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Hi Meggie. Now my back is out. I was getting in my car last week and pop, like a knife thru my lower back. Well, I'm alive at least.
So you fell last week? Wow, these falls will be the end of us soon enough. Be careful and Happy St. Pat's day to you too. I'll be wearing some green.
Hi Joel: So sorry to hear about your back. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you must be having. I never did have pain from my fall (thank heavens). When I saw doc I asked him about it and he said if it didn't hurt more than it has been not to worry about it. Then he went on to put me on permanent restrictions and put me on partial permanent impairment. Wonder when w/c is going to send me the letter and offer the settlement. Anyway, I'm back doing my normal job at the store with limitations of course, but I'm happy because I'm back in the garden shop (where I think I belong). Hope you have a Happy Easter ... and, darn it, get better! Meggie
Mick

AOL

#314 Apr 16, 2010
YES. I had a torn rotator cuff and bone spurs in my right shoulder. The muscle was torn off the bone and had to be reattached. That was on Jan 14, 2010. I am in so much pain that it isn't funny and nothing I take helps. I wake up at night screaming in agony. I also have a "clicking" in my shoulder and it feels like something is rubbing against something else.
To tell the ruth, I think I was better off before the surgery. OUCH!!!!!!!
Derek scully

Ely, MN

#315 Apr 28, 2010
Hi, I had labrum surgery a little over a year ago. I still have pain kinda a lot certain days. speical when i'm in a throwing motion; also when im in a throwing motion i can feel a click in my shoulder and thats painful. I did have another mri a few weeks ago, but nothing showed any damage it just said lighly inflammed. I play college basketball and its making it hard for me to come back. is this normal?
Rick Scott

Seattle, WA

#316 May 10, 2010
I had Surgery on 12/17/09. I had a partialy torn Rotator cuff fixed as well as 2 bone spurs removed and some socket scrapping. My PT guy released me in march saying I had full strength and full range. But the Freeking pain is still there. I have to sleep on my back and I cannot sleep on either side. Its really starting to bother me. I can reach up but at the top its painful.

Im really wondering if this surgery was worth it.
Lin

Leesburg, VA

#317 May 14, 2010
yeah I just had it done yesterday and I had no pain yesterday because yet nmbed my whole right side but today it hurts really bad
mark United Kingdom

United States

#318 May 19, 2010
i injured my arm during a rugby game Oct 2005 and had a slight niggling pain so was advised by a surgeon to have an operation in July 2007. turns out I had torn the rotator cuff. Since the surgery shoulder become worse and worse finally resulting in a ruptured AC and a second operation 9 weeks ago (March 2010)
Shoulder is now so bad i cannot even lift my arm
NEVER GET SURGERY!!! it makes any condition worse. Surgeons operate when sometimes the best option is to leave well enough alone
Kim

Port Charlotte, FL

#319 Jun 1, 2010
Had arthoscopic surgery on my shoulder on 2 weeks ago for adhesive capsulitis, partial thickness tear of rotator cuff, impingement and 2 bone spurs shaved. I still feel almost the same pain as before the surgery, although through PT I've been able to lift my arm almost over my head with some discomfort. Sleeping is a problem and I am addicted to my ice packs which do help for 1/2 hour. Went to a massage therapist because my back and neck are swollen and sore. What should I do?
Kim

Port Charlotte, FL

#320 Jun 1, 2010
So it has been 1 year and 4 months to recover?
Kaja wrote:
Update: It now has been 1 yr 4 mos since my first surgery to repair a full tear, remove a bone spur, shave and reattach my tendon. It has not been quite a year since my 2nd surgery (on same shoulder), but I can honestly say that I am doing fine! I thought, like most of you, that it would NEVER go away and I would be in constant pain or not be able to use my arm normally ever again, but my DR was reassuring and I just kept believing it would happen. I did my exercises, regardless of the pain, and it worked. Most of you will feel it may never happen and for some it may not, but give it time, you will be glad that you went through all the pain that you did, because my shoulder has not felt this good in years! I pray you all have the strength to endure and the committment to succeed. Many Blessings to everyone who has gone through this dramatic and agonizing procedure.
Phil

Geelong, Australia

#321 Jun 6, 2010
jean wrote:
i had surgery eight weeks ago my bone was shaved as i had a spur i am still in pain i wish at the moment i didn"t have the operation
Just a question, 3 years on, do you still have the pain??

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