... muscle. I've heard from others that it is very painful after surgery and that the recoup time is very long... Are these two issues based on facts ?
Everyone's experience is going to be different based on the type of injury being repaired, your healing, tolerance to pain, meds, PT, etc. I had surgery on my right shoulder. I'd had anterior and subsequent dislocations that resulted in Hill-Sachs and Bankart lesions, and a torn subscapularis tendon. I took Oxy for the first 2 days and then Tylenol and LOTS of ice. I recommend getting a cryo-cuff for your shoulder pain now. It's a lifesaver for post-surgery and PT. I also took it to work and was back in the office 4 days after surgery. As for recoup, getting range of motion back, especially a shoulder is going to take time. There's more to it than a standard ball/socket joint so be patient and stick with it. It was about 9 mos. before I had strength and confidence in it. After 7 yrs. I still do stretches regularly so it doesn't get stiff.
Be well and good luck with your surgery. :o)
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