Hi- I’m a 75 yr old woman who had total shoulder replacement May 21,09 and agree with the recommendations for clothing. Slip on footwear is good as long as secure on feet to prevent fall.
I wore a sling for about 3 weeks and did PT in an inpatient rehab facility, followed by PT and OT at
home therapist visits and then have been going for outpatient rehab 3 times a week for 3 weeks so far.
I have been in constant pain day and night since surgery. My dr felt I just needed more PT and time.
I’ve been to him twice since and neither X-ray showed a problem structurally with shoulder .
From the location of my pain, he surmised that I have considerable nerve inflammation .
Yesterday he prescribed Prednisone and Lyrica which I’m starting today.
This 10 weeks of constant pain has caused considerable depression and anxiety keeping me at home a great deal of the time.
I’ve investigated many post surgical tsr and find such varying outcomes that I so enjoy reading those of little or no pain.
Has anyone else had the nerve inflammation outcome as mine?