For several weeks I have felt like my left arm is getting weaker again. I am post op about 3 months now, and I was hoping it was just my imagination, but it is becoming more and more obvious that there is a problem.
Some of the exercises I do use hand held weights. I use a 3 pound one right now. When I hold the weight in my hand with my palm down and try to raise my arm in front of me with the arm straight, I can only raise to about shoulder level. No matter how hard I try, it just won't go any higher. It is painful in the crook of my arm on the outer muscles for about a 6 inch span, with the elbow being the middle of the painful area. I don't think it is elbow though,b ecause it isn't joint pain, just more muscle weakness and pain. If I don't have a weight in hand, I can raise the arm all the way, though I do feel a strain in the same area. I get a lot of burning down this arm again too.
My question, have any of you experienced anything like this? There is a slight dent in my arm just below the painful area, where maybe some atrophy is going on. I'll be sure to point this out when I see my surgeon on Tuesday, just wondered if anyone else has experience with this. I am so ready to be done with all of this, and I don't even want to think about it being a problem with my recent revision surgery.
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!