Avatar universal

Pain Seven Weeks After Shoulder Surgery

I had arthroscopic cuff repair, acromioplasty, and open biceps tenodesis on my right shoulder seven weeks ago.  I still am experiencing quite a bit of pain - as high as a 3 or 4 out of ten at times.    Surgeon noted on report that quality of the procedure was excellent.  Is this pain after seven weeks unusual?
2 Responses
4700214 tn?1361170956
I had the same procedure done almost a year ago.  Over all things are great, occasionally I still have a bad day.  It was about 3 to 4 months before I could say the pain was really gone.  I think it was more the anchor of the Bicep than anything else, it was also very different pain than prior to surgery.  Make sure to do your shoulder rehab, it helps a lot.  Hope things get better for you.
Avatar universal
Thanks for the response - it is encouraging.  I was hoping to find that more time is needed for the healing to take place and the pain to subside and your experience indicates that.  You are probably right that the anchor is causing most of the pain.  Hopefully I will have a similar recovery and the pain will lessen substantially within the next 1-2 months.  I will follow up with the physical therapy.  Thanks again!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Pain Management Community

Top Pain Answerers
Avatar universal
st. louis, MO
317787 tn?1473358451
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
Could it be something you ate? Lack of sleep? Here are 11 migraine triggers to look out for.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Here are 10 ways to stop headaches before they start.
Tips and moves to ease backaches