rehabilitation is a series of exercises you do after your surgery. It helps you
get back your shoulder's range of motion and strength. You will work with your
doctor and physiotherapist to plan this exercise program. To get the best
results, you need to do the exercises correctly and as often as your doctor
Before you start any exercises, talk with your doctor
or physiotherapist. It is important that you know exactly how to do the
exercises. Stop and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are not sure that you are doing the
exercises correctly or if you have any pain. Hearing clicks and pops during
exercise is not always cause for concern, but a grinding feeling may mean a
more serious problem. Ice your shoulder after exercising if it is sore.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line
if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and
keep a list of the medicines you take.
Do not start doing stretching
exercises until your doctor says you can. Your doctor will tell you which
exercises to do, and how often and how long to do them.
Do not start strength exercises
until your doctor says you can. Usually, this is at least 6 to 8 weeks after
surgery. Your doctor will tell you how often and how long to do the
Arm raises to the side
Go to http://www.healthwise.net/ed
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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