Hand and fingers are swollen 4 months after total shoulder replacement
I had total shoulder replacement on December 29, 2022, which turned into a frozen shoulder. In the meantime my hand has been in terrible pain where I am unable to use it barely. There’s no numbness and no tingling. It’s just a constant pain, with swelling and sometimes it feels cold and discolored is this normal after shoulder surgery and why is this happening. I also still have a lot of pain in my shoulder down my arm. The left hand without the orange rubber band.
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My wife had the same issue after shoulder surgery, she was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain syndrome formally known as Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy. Get to a neurologist or pain management ASAP, she was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain syndrome formally known as Reflex Sympathy
Angela, do you have a three or four month follow up visit already scheduled with your surgeon? This is not normal. I would call your surgeon's office and if he can't see you soon, call your primary care physician. He should have suggestions or be able to do a referral to a specialist for you.