I Am Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    Full Shoulder Repair March 2010

    I have had chronic shoulder dislocation for yesrs-- on my right side since I was a swimmer (backstroker) age 12 and on my left side since a surfing accident at age 21. I just had my right shoulder fixed- my labrum, rotator cuff tightened and humorus bone fixed with...
    jessvt25 jessvt25
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    Worried & Overwhelmed!

    I recent had surgery on my right shoulder on 6.3.13 & my last physical therapy session was 7.9.13; in September I will have to go through this all over again with my left shoulder. I'm a bit concerned because I'm still very weak on my right side, sleep comfort doesn't come easy...
    Jayah Jayah
    31-35, F
    Jul 26, 2013

    I'm so worried. I had bicep tendon surgery 3-4

    weeks ago. I was pain free for the first time in 8 years. Two days ago, the PT introduced me to a new bicep strengthening exercise, I felt fine during it. But yesterday, putting on my arm sling, I heard a loud pop then a burning sensation and pain - in one of the old pain...
    beverlyweverly beverlyweverly
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

    I had shoulder surgery 12 days ago.

    ..bone spurs, arthritis, etc, and I am in EXCRUCIATING pain!! The pain has gotten worse the past two days. I layed in the recliner last night and just cried. Is this normal? I never thought it would hurt sooo bad. How was everyone elses recovery??
    Bubblez2020 Bubblez2020
    36-40, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    Shoulder Infection And 4 Surgeries Later...

    What a summer. At the end of June, I got an infected by a bacteria called Streptacacus Anginosis that nearly killed me or at least nearly took my right arm. This bacteria is found either in the mouth or stomach and according to the infectious disease specialist, I probably got...
    jaconrs jaconrs
    41-45, M
    Aug 20, 2012

    Any Idea If There's Work?

    Hey everyone. I'm the guy that had the knee thing. I was wondering if anyone had tried the shoulder one. http://www.kingbrand.com/Shoulder_Injury_Treatment.php?REF=Boris1011 That's what it is. I've heard great things from my doctor, and physio. The fact that its so easy to...
    boris34 boris34
    Nov 8, 2012

    Just Had Shoulder Surgery

    I just had surgery on my shoulder on 1/21/09.  I have walked on crutches for 30+ years and have really worn the arm out.  My surgeon removed several bone spurs on the underside of the clavicle (collarbone) at the joint which had frayed the rotator cuff.  I was...
    kyyorkiemom kyyorkiemom
    41-45, F
    Jan 26, 2009

    Torn Rotator Cuff

    After the "big flood" in the Atlanta area in Sept. 2009 I was walking down my steep driveway. It was wet and leaves were already falling so I was very careful as I walked. Unfortunately my right foot hit a small patch of damp leaves and shot forward. As I fell I tried to catch...
    owieowie owieowie
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    I'm going to have shoulder surgery in a few days

    and I'm really worried about the pain and what to expect. If anyone has any knowledge of what to expect from personal experience of anything then please let me know!
    Lasey94 Lasey94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    Will The Pain Ever Go Away?

    I had a Bankhart repair to my left shoulder on May 22nd 2009. I had been in pain for 3 years before my current surgeon showed me what was wrong. I do not ever remember dislocating my shoulder. On October 9th I had a second surgery due to the socket adhering together. Ever since...
    irishvixen7879 irishvixen7879
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2009


    I was injured at work in early september of 2011. I went through multiple Dr visits eventually ending up in a surgical consultation with an orthopedic surgeon after an MRI. The MRI showed a SLAP tear and I was told that if I went through with a Biceps Tenodesis that the...
    gospartans gospartans
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    Could Use Someone To Talk To - Labrum Tear Repair Surgery After Dislocation Of Shoulder

    So I just had surgery last Weds. Wow, the pain is getting to me! I'm having difficult sleep, probably because I don't usually sleep in a seated position ::: sarcasm::::: I find myself extremely trouble by the inability to use my arm. On top of that I feel that no one really...
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    Rotator Cuff Surgery

    I had major surgery on my right shoulder five months ago to "create space" and repair a torn rotator cuff tendon.   Both my shoulders were injured, but since I am right handed, and use my right arm extensively in my work (I'm a carpenter), the logical choice was to do the right...
    mcdidlebob mcdidlebob
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2012

    4 Weeks Post Op Increased Pain At Night

    Had biceps tendonesis, glenohumeral debridement, subacromial decompression, distal clavicle excision done 12/17/12. Wore sling only to get home as had nerve block. The first two weeks were not intolerable with regular pain pills, staying in a recliner, and continued use of...
    RobinRosePetal RobinRosePetal
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013

    Biceps Tendon

    I had shoulder surgery to secure my biceps tendon in my shoulder after it was mostly torn off. It's been almost a year. I'm back into lifting almost as heavy as ever, and find that my shoulder feels worse when I don't workout then when I push myself. I hope I'm not doing any...
    shoulders82 shoulders82
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    Labral Repair = Ouch!

    I initially dislocated my shoulder at age 14 after a blow to the shoulder. Its dislocated about 10 times since. Usually swimming or sleeping. I am a healthy 38 year old female. I had always been able to either put it back in myself or talk someone through it. About 1 month ago...
    melmovedaway melmovedaway
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2011

    So I didn't really have a operation

    but something did happen to my shoulder I must of been ten so a little while a go and I was on a school trip and I fell if a barrel I had to go to ae for ages and get an X-ray and checked over and then a slung for a week just before exam so annoying but I got spoilt rotten Yay...
    flowerpie flowerpie
    16-17, F
    Jul 15, 2014

    Why Shoulder Surgery?

        Back in October of 2007, I was in swimming class, practicing pulling people from the bottom of an 18 foot pool, when my arm popped out of socket.  By the time I reached the surface, it had popped back in, but it was very painful.  After six weeks and...
    polishbaby polishbaby
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    Shoulder Implant

    Christmas 2003 I fell from a second story. I pretty much smashed my shoulder bones. I had 5 hours of surgery and a implant was put in. It has hurt for many years & I have limited movemet. It started hurting a couple of weeks ago really bad. I went to my primary care Dr. & got a...
    sirmick1 sirmick1
    51-55, F
    Oct 26, 2012
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