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Shoulder pain 5 years after replacement

Posted by @farmgirl57, Mar 24, 2017

I had my left shoulder replaced June 2012 and I am having some of the same pain I had before the surgery. I have RA and my elbows are bad as well. Does anyone else out there have pain after the surgery?

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Welcome back to Connect, @farmgirl57.
You’ll notice that quite a few things have changed on Connect since you last participated. Glad to have you back. However, I’m sorry to hear that you’re still having pain 5 years after shoulder replacement surgery. Allow me to bring in a few other members into the conversation who have had similar surgery, and who may be able to share their experiences. Please meet @joyful556 @fivejsandp and @ripley263.

Farmgirl, how are you managing your pain at the moment?

It actually is feeling better today. I work retail in a home store where some of the merchandise is rather heavy. I probably just over did it. I am using orencia right now and also sulfasalazine and plaquenil. I take 5 mgs of prednisone and Celebrex. I don’t like taking so many drugs but what do you do. My rheumatologist said I could try xeljanz but decided to stay the course I’m on until I see her again. My RA is the problem. My elbows are pretty bad too. I couldn’t do as much therapy as I should have because my elbows were getting worse. So that’s where I’m at.
Thanks for responding.

I had total shoulder replacement 3 years ago… I have started have pain in the same place I had before surgery….I don’t know why…the first 2 1/2 years very good…

@cathymay

I had total shoulder replacement 3 years ago… I have started have pain in the same place I had before surgery….I don’t know why…the first 2 1/2 years very good…

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Hi, @cathymay, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm hoping that @farmgirl57 will return with some insights for you on this pain that has started in the same place you had before your shoulder replacement surgery 3 years ago.

I'd also like you to meet @seniorsoftball @mimi99 @mschock, who've mentioned shoulder replacements, into this conversation to add their thoughts. Also, @josephmike @jpdunlap @misscheryl @robseverson @annmerc may have some input for you.

What has your doctor said about this pain you are now experiencing, @cathymay?

@lisalucier

Hi, @cathymay, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm hoping that @farmgirl57 will return with some insights for you on this pain that has started in the same place you had before your shoulder replacement surgery 3 years ago.

I'd also like you to meet @seniorsoftball @mimi99 @mschock, who've mentioned shoulder replacements, into this conversation to add their thoughts. Also, @josephmike @jpdunlap @misscheryl @robseverson @annmerc may have some input for you.

What has your doctor said about this pain you are now experiencing, @cathymay?

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Doctor suggested doing home therapy a couple of times a week for the bicep muscle..it has not helped

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