Hi everyone and I have been looking for a forum to talk about pain after my total shoulder replacement. I am 6 months out of surgery and have actually been experiencing worse pain the past month. I don't know what has happened that I am in worse pain than I was. I faithfully do my exercised. My doctor took me out of physical therapy as he didn't want me to get hurt as they press in so hard and yet I feel like I have hurt myself. I added a range of motion, just simple range of motion movement only ONE TIME and there was so much pain afterwards I never did it again and I've never been the same since. I wonder if I tore something. It's so bad at times I have needed to use a half of a pain pill to just get through work. Any ideas or has anyone gone through any setbacks similar. I was thinking about going back and seeing what my doctor thinks. I am not due to go to him for another month but maybe I should go early. I mean, what can he do really? The surgery itself was horrid and the recovery way, way harder than I ever could have imagined. I feel BETTER when I lay down, but I HAVE to work. Thanks for the feedback. I just wonder why I've had this sudden set back after one extremely simple addition of a movement.
Carol Ann Burrack