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Dec 5, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes,I have been doing water therapy. The pain had gotten so bad that I asked to be in the pool so that it would be easier on the joints and working on ROM.I just go to land therapy once every now and then. Until the arm stops hurting as much I plan to do water therapy. The ROM has gotten better and I ice it as much as possible. But I still have pain that radiates down the arm to the wrist.

Dec 5, 2018 · Pre knee operation concerns in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Is there any way for you to go to physical therapy to help strengthen your muscles before the surgery? My surgeon has a pre operative therapy program which helps you prepare for surgery. They also have a class to attend before the surgery to help prepare you for recovery. I am 52 and had my right knee replaced in May. One of the things that helped me was staying on one floor. I slept downstairs on the couch for about 2 months. I was able to get to the kitchen and bathroom without taking any stairs. I packed the clothes I was going to need in a suitcase as well as my bathroom items and had the room set up when I returned home. It also helps to have someone with you for at least the first week to help. A few weeks if possible.

Dec 3, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I went to land therapy last Wednesday. The range of motion was much better. My PT said that with the ROM that I had, there was no way I had a frozen shoulder. I was able to do all my exercises and have been doing them at home. At home, I have been busier than normal and using the shoulder, like I was told. I move it as much as I can, but can't lift over 5 pounds. Since my land PT, I have been in a lot of pain. I have tried everything I know to control it. I am taking my ibuprofen and tylenol, icing it, and using biofreeze. Finally, Saturday, as I was laying in bed afraid to move it anymore, I went ahead a took a pain pill. That pill was enough to calm my arm down and allow me to be more comfortable and to get my mind off the pain,

Nov 27, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I find the difference in the approach to therapy between your surgeon and mine to be interesting. I was told prior to surgery that I would need therapy for 3-4 months, and it would take 6 months for complete healing. I don't mean to imply that either surgeon is wrong, they just have a different approach. My surgeon is the team physician for the minor league LaCrosse team where I live and when you mentioned that pain could mean that I was doing more than my body is ready for, I wondered if he was putting me at the pace of the LaCrosse players. I know he was worried about the time between the injury and the surgery and losing ROM, that could also be why he is wanting an aggressive approach. The water therapy has been helping. It is much easier to move the shoulder in the water. Tomorrow I go to land therapy and will see how I do afterwards. I have been able to control the pain with 600 mg of ibuprofen and 2 arthritis strength tylenol, however my stomach is taking a beating. I am going to try and find something homeopathic that will work. I know they suggested tumeric for my knee. I will see how tomorrow goes and call and discuss toning down the pace of PT if I need to. Thank you for mentioning that.

Nov 27, 2018 · People's Opinions On Zoloft? in Depression & Anxiety

Hi @yangedd I know people who take this and do great on it, however, I have had issues with it as well. Zoloft makes me agitated. They have tried me on it twice. The first time was about 20 years ago. I was sitting quietly at home one evening and I suddenly had the overwhelming urge to smack my ex upside his head. Fortunately, I realized something was wrong and I called my doctor, who had me stop taking it immediately. A few years ago, I was going through a rough time and the doctor was having trouble finding a medication to help with my depression. My doctor suggested I try Zoloft again. I became agitated again and wanted to snap people's heads off and I felt like I was going to bounce out of my skin. Zoloft does not work for me either and agitation can be a side effect. The good news is that there are other options and they finally found a combination that worked for me.

Nov 22, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had the surgery on Oct. 10. I was in a sling for 6 weeks. It was the one with the wedge. I was told that I could not move my upper arm away from my body. I went back on Oct. 19 and was told to go to PT and that I could sleep without the sling, but I could not move my arm away from my body. I was allowed to move it some from the elbow down. I began PT on Monday and he moved my arm. The PT worked on range of motion, which was excruciating, but I was told that I could not move it at all. I was in a lot of pain and unable to sleep, I called to refill the pain meds at 4 weeks and was told that I should not be in that much pain and normally pain meds were stopped at 2 weeks. I have a high threshold for pain and really felt like I was doing something wrong. I was given 600 mg of ibuprofen and took that with Tylenol. At my 6 weeks check which was Nov.16, I was having severe pain all down my arm. They took an x-ray, the surgeon looked at it and said it was healing fine. Then he moved it around, told me I was resisting, which I was not. That is when he came to the conclusion that I had frozen shoulder. He gave me a cortisone shot, told me to take the ibuprofen and tylenol, and to ice it. He also told me that I had to move it as much as I could. I have been moving it a lot, using biofreeze, icing it and taking the 2 meds. The surgeon also said he wanted me to have aggressive therapy. I am doing both water and land therapy. It is painful, but I am trying to get the ROM back. I can only lift 5 pounds in my hand. I feel like I am being rushed. They repaired 3 tendons, reattached my bicep, which was torn from the shoulder, shaved arthritis off the clavicle and shaved off a bone spur. What all did you have done. I was also told no more sling after 6 weeks.

Nov 18, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

The doctor gave me a prescription for 600 mg of ibuprophen. He gave me a cortisone shot to help. But I just want to get the arm moving more.It is harder to move because of the "frozen shoulder." I believe I read that it is caused by extra scar tissue and a thickening of the tendons.

Nov 18, 2018 · Rotator cuff surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you! I haven't been on much since the surgery and forgot I had posted.