Shoulder exercises after inital impmant

Just wondering if anyone has any links to any good shoulder exercises or things to do with your PM side arm after surgery.

I'm trying to use it for regular things such as cooking etc but even on day 5 after my PM it's starting to get stiff (I usually go to the gym/play tennis, golf or netball 6days per week so it's very unusual for me).

Any tips/tricks or things that worked well would be much appriciated!

Cheers Jae. 


3 Comments

Exercise

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-21 11:32:58

Use it as you normaly would, within the bounds of what it feels capable of doing.  If it hurts (much) stop.  The idea is to keep it moving, not become an Olympic athlete.  After the wound completely healed and pain free, go back to the life you had before.  It may take a while to regain some strength from doing less for a few weeks (or couple of months - we're all different) but that's a small price.  Over-do it and you'll just hurt yourself, prolonging your recovery.

In short, do what you normally do to up to the point where your body tells you to stop.  Listen to what your body is telling you.

Simple range of motion exercises

by Gotrhythm - 2020-03-21 14:23:02

I was prescribed, yes prescribed, simple range of motion shoulder exercises to begin three days post-surgery.

Preserving range of motion is what's most important at this time. Gentle stretching, a little bit more every day will keep your shoulder supple. Strength training can come later.

You can find many easy to follow shoulder exercises on the web. The whole key is to do the exercises gently and slowly. It's okay to feel things stretching, but when you get to the point of pain, always back off.

You will actually make more progress, faster, by genlty increasing the strecth by small amounts several times a day.

Just keep it moving.

by Graham M - 2020-03-21 18:28:56

I was told to make circular movements with my shoilder several times a day, and to use it normally.  The only restriction is that you shouldn't raise your arm above shoulder height for about 4 weeks in case you dislodge the electrodes.

Graham.

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