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“had my rotor cuff, and bicep tendon repaired 2 months ago (by arthoscopy).. Still have allot of pain in shoulder ?? I get sharp pains in rotor cuff area and stabbing pains were anchor was put in for the bicep repair. On and off and at night I am in scrutiating pain and there has been times were it is painfull to raise my arm or to close a kitchen drawer. I am taking prescribe pain medicine which helps about 30% of the time (once a day) and Aleve twice a day.
I had a post-op appointment and my doctor tells me is normal? The pain is worst before and after the surgery.
At the time of my third post-op appointment, took an x-ray and said everything looks good. I do have some medical background and I am totally aware with an x-ray you are not able to see ligaments or tendons.
I did call and spoke with a different facility and a different doctor, I was told I have to wait at least 3 months before they will even see me
Two weeks after the surgery I was told by my surgeon to stop wearing the sling (I thought was to soon)
I am not able to have an MRI because I have a spinal cord stimulus implant in my back do to a motor vehicle accident
I am Desperately surcharging for some answers.
If you are facing rotator cuff surgery (repair) please get a second opinion and be ready for a very painfull recovery and lots of tears.”
After 2 weeks of having the procedure, I was told not to ware the sling and that I will not be needing Physical therapy. I am 55 years old a grandmother taking care of our 2 1/2 year old grandson 24/7 and no regrets.
I have about 60% range of motion and in excruciating pain on and off.
I am trying not to take vicodin every 6 hours only when the pain is unbarable. I am taking Ibuprofen every 6 hours.
I have had a total knee replacement, my left foot fuse due to high school sports injuries and I do have a high tolerance to pain. The pain related to rotator cuff surgery is the worst pain I have ever EVER ENDURE. It is my right shoulder and my dominant side. Two week into my post-op I fell and most of my weight was when I landed on my arms, lots of pain, but I am still being told everything looks good (x-ray)
My gut instinct tells me I tore a tendon or ligaments
Any advise is greatly apreciated.
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