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I had my first repair in Dec 16. Everything was going great! PT was amazing, ROM was amazing and the pain wasn't bad. If I had done a lot that day the pain increased but that was only expected. My PT always said how shocked he was how well I was doing with little pain. Then about 3 months in it started clicking and a lot of pain and swelling in the bicep. Ortho kept saying it was normal and I kept pushing that something was wrong. He finally ordered another MRI and found it was tore. Him calling it this time a stress tear.
Fast forward to May to my second repair. Was awful. The pain was not controllable this time. I didn't want PT touch the arm. Could not get the ROM anywhere close to where it was prior to the surgery so you can imagine the frustration that set in. I was doing all I could pushing as hard as I could to the point of almost in tears trying to get my arm to do it. I was doing everything this second time around by the books.. 12 weeks out of work.. PT 2x a week plus at home and icing and using the tens unit. Still pain got unbearable. Assisted I could not get my arm past shoulder high or you would put me in tears it got so intense. Ortho said now.. my shoulder is Frozen!
Monday two weeks ago I had a manual manipulation under anesthesia. My PROM is 165 now. My AROM is 125. Which is a lot better. However the pain is intense but I refuse to give up. I saw Ortho today and keep getting this is normal.
We have made a decision to seek a second opinion because no matter what I say he's done no imaging since the MRI prior to the second repair!
I knew going in it would be a long recovery, but they never told me I had to be miserable!
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