4 weeks ago today I had major shoulder surgery where they reattached my bicep tendon with a screw to my bone then they did a tendon release and shaved bone to make room for the inflammation the doctor has only been giving me 5 milligram oxycodone and I'm getting no pain relief I cry for hours a day any help
You could try using ibuprofen, alieve - any med within that group. They are anti-inflammatories which would help with the swelling thereby helping to relieve the pain. It would also be good to use ice packs on the area. Again it would help relieve pain and swelling. If your pain is still that severe it would be best to see the surgeon who performed the surgery to make sure you haven't developed an infection. He might agree to increase your medication dosage, or change the medication to another one that might work better for you. I'm sure you've been told to elevate the area. Be sure that you're elevating it above your heart level, not just propping it up. It may require you to be flat on your back, which I realize is not always comfortable and definitely boring after a while, but it's definitely the fastest way to reduce the swelling. The less swelling, the less pain. It's also important not to miss, or delay, the taking of your pain meds. It's much easier to manage the pain when you stay on top of it rather than trying to control it after it's already bad. I wish you good luck and I hope this has helped you a bit.
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