Stretching

This stretching for me going slow. I still can't raise my left arm over my head without pain but i will keep on trying. Just thought i'd tell that much. Hope you all are fine. 


6 Comments

Keep it up

by TLee - 2021-02-20 21:56:19

So glad you at least feel up to trying! My sister was given an exercise after a badly broken arm, but it sounds like it might be good in this case as well. Rest your forearm vertically on a wall so your elbow is around shoulder height. Creep with your fingers up the wall very gradually, as far as you feel you can. Every day you may find you can creep just a tiny bit higher. Good luck! 

It will get better.

by cardifflass - 2021-02-21 04:23:36

Well done!  You sound so much more positive today.

Take care  and thank you for keeping in touch.

shoulder stretch

by new to pace.... - 2021-02-21 12:34:20

What TLee said is good.  Use both arms. 

Also something else you might try is to bend over as if you are reaching for the floor.   Rotate your hand in a circle , then reverse the direction. Start with a minute  each way working your way up to 10 minutes.  Was given that excercise when i had my shoulder replaced. 

new to pace

So good to hear from you!

by Julros - 2021-02-21 17:17:53

It addtion to arm stretches overhead(10 times each side, twice a day) my physical therapist had me flex my shoulders back 10 times (imagine trying to bring shoulder blades together), 10 shoulder shrugs, and 10 shoulder circles with arms down. 

Thanks guys!

by Alli - 2021-02-21 18:11:14

Thanks for all your replys. I will give all these exercises a try. Another thing is.....do you all notice that on some days your pm feels more tighter then other days? Sometimes it feels like mine compresses so hard as if it might go through my bones and to my back. I know that sounds odd. But is it just me?

Oddly uncomfortable

by TLee - 2021-02-23 15:24:29

I am one month in tomorrow. I am healing well & getting used to some of the odd feelings. I have not experienced the pressure you describe, but I have found that if I sleep in an awkward position the area can still feel painful & even swollen. Just the other day I woke up on my left side, but with my arm kind of stuck under my body. I think it had been pulling on the incision area, as it was quite sore & I even had some sharp pains (maybe nerves?). This went on for a couple of days, but did go away. This doesn't sound exactly like your experience, but I do think it is possible that your movements, especially with trying to stretch (not saying you should stop), could cause some irritation. Maybe check with a doctor to make sure the exercises you are doing are correct & that nothing else is going on.

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