?Problem after Slap tear surgery...

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I had sugery for a slap tear in the labrum of my right shoulder 3 weeks ago. It seemed to be settling well until 3 days ago when I woke the an increased amount of pain and a significant amount of brusing on the front of the shoulder. The brusing is worse than it was post op and moving the shoulder hurts more than it did last week. I was 3 days into the start of PT, with hind sight I was probably pushing it a but too much but I didnt experience any significant pain during the exersices (passive ROM) and i have been religious in wearing my sling and protecting the arm.

Very worried I have retorn something, spoke to my consultant who just said to take it easy & see him as planned in 3 weeks.

Has anybody had any similar experiences or words of wisdom?


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    Hello, ugh...sorry to hear about your surgery and rehab.  Are you icing several times a day??  If not, get to it!!  Freeze water bottles or use cold soda (cans) which seem to contour to our shoulders reliably, reusable gel cold compresses, baggies full of ice....  ICE ICE ICE.  Are you using any OTC pain meds or Rx meds to help manage pain and discomfort?  Are you using a sling and foam block?  Slow and steady.  Think baby steps at this stage of your recovery and rehab.  There is no shame to slow and steady baby steps.  YOU WILL BE OKAY!  If the pain escalates discuss with PT and revisit your doctor.  SLOW AND STEADY.  You will make it!!!  Hang in there!!


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