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Old 02-27-2019, 09:16 AM   #51
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i started physical therapy today, not much more than therapist moving my arm around to see what motion my shoulder has, orthopedist said 3 more weeks for the sling, but a month or 2 after that till i can lift any weight with that arm..

My 2 shoulders, the surgeon let me take my arm out of the sling while at home and lift it no higher than countertop level. No liftin more than a glass of water. I think that helped keep at least a little muscle tone and helped keep stiffness under control.

Leave the house get the sling on to protect the surgery and restrain any accidental movement.
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My 2 shoulders, the surgeon let me take my arm out of the sling while at home and lift it no higher than countertop level. No liftin more than a glass of water. I think that helped keep at least a little muscle tone and helped keep stiffness under control.

Leave the house get the sling on to protect the surgery and restrain any accidental movement.

my double wammy is having the hand surgery at the same time, my hand and arm are still swollen because i cant elevate my hand up to get the fluids to drain out of my hand, but therapist said in time it will go down...this is way worse than hip replacement...i can only wonder how people that lose an arm or 2 from accidents or from the military get by....
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Just saw this.

When I had my shoulder re-done they had an exercise chair that manipulated my arm up and down and a bit side to side. Was supposed to use it four hours a day but I nearly doubled that over several weeks.

Even persuaded the rental company to leave it there weeks longer as I worked my way back to health. Mind you this was thirty years ago but I was back on the job in three months.

Movement is key to this recovery in your shoulder.
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Just saw this.

When I had my shoulder re-done they had an exercise chair that manipulated my arm up and down and a bit side to side. Was supposed to use it four hours a day but I nearly doubled that over several weeks.

Even persuaded the rental company to leave it there weeks longer as I worked my way back to health. Mind you this was thirty years ago but I was back on the job in three months.

Movement is key to this recovery in your shoulder.
i spoke with another PA from the ortho office and said with all the damage in my shoulder i shouldnt be doing much if any shoulder pt yet, the 6 week mark is when shoulder pt should start as not to pull any of the repairs off the bone...so now it will just be pt on the hand the next few weeks, someone else mentioned the moving chair for the shoulder..
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a some progress..my arm is out of the sling and have shoulder PT today , that should have some pain to say the least ...still cant pick up anything more than a coffee cup and cant raise my arm above my shoulder but better than being in a sling...
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