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I am having issues with my recently operated on shoulder, if anyone has similar experience or advice It would help me come to peace with my situation.
Current Situation: I had an arthroscopic posterior labral repair on my left shoulder on June 20th about 6 weeks ago. This is my second labral repair as I had a bankart repair on my right shoulder one year prior that resulted in frozen shoulder ( story for another time)
Anyways currently my shoulder is always aching, the pain is intense and it really aches. My recovery was going great for the first 3 weeks and i was far ahead of the average person but still only doing what my PT and Doc said. However is physical therapy at the 3.5 week mark we did a cupping treatment and my therapist had me do active range of motion while the cups were on my shoulder, it was supposed to break up muscle soreness. I didnt notice any issues during the session however i woke up the next day feeling like someone hit me with a bat on my shoulder with extreme tenderness to touch on my posterior shoulder area. My response was that i re tore it, and my body responded with tightness and inflammation. My surgeron and therpist said its highly unlikely i re tore the repair with something that light however they said anything is possible.
Im now out of the sling and 6 weeks post op and in more pain than i was 2 weeks post op. Every morning I wake up in pain and i have trouble doing passive range of motion. Everytime i do therapy im sore and achy the next day.
What could be my issue and what shoud i do? I fear I re tore my labral repair which would be devastating as its my second surgery within a year. I have gone to my doctor two times in the past two weeks to complain and he has said there isnt much to do, he recommended I dial it back in therapy but i feel i am too far out of surgery ( 7 weeks) to not be able to lift my arm and living in constant pain.
Thanks for the support.
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