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I am 4 weeks post rotator cuff and bicep repair, arthroscopically. I was doing pretty well and using my hand to do things and moving shoulder nicely. A few days ago I started having extreme pain in my bicep when I tried to move my arm up and forward. Sometimes it just shoots pain until I get it moved back down to my side. Is this normal? I was thinking maybe they forgot to do the bicep repair when they did the rotator cuff. Any opinions out there?
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Have you not been advised to wear a sling/immobiliser and limit movement of your arm? I was not allowed to do the movements you describe for several weeks after I had my sling removed.
I think you should ice it and give it some tlc lots of rest, then see where you are.
Thx for your reply. I took it out of the sling on the last week during the day at home. And I'm talking very small movement....a couple of inches to the side. It was fine during that last week....until it wasnt. I don't start PT until next week. In reading a lot of the posts it looks like bicep pain isn't that unusual.
I'm concerned that you should not be moving it - at all - at 3 to 4 weeks post a rotator cuff surgery. I would call the surgeon's office and verify what you are permitted to do at which stage.
Mine was absolutley no motion for 6 weeks. Then in the next 6 weeks, only passive motion (i.e., being moved around by the therapist).
Maybe mine was "old school" or something, but it wasn't all that long ago (7 years), so again I'd say please verify what you're permitted to do (and not do) at this stage.
Good luck and best healing to you!
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