Rehabilitation after shoulder surgery
Shoulder conditions can be very uncomfortable, after injury or surgery. It is important that you only enter into surgery if you are prepared to work hard on rehabilitation both before and afterwards. Equally, we know that your body often has a significant ability to improve without surgery so it is always worth thinking about these things before seeing me. Below we go through some tips and tricks about how best to prepare and recover afterwards.
My orthopaedic practice in a nutshell
Quickly regaining movement and why EXERCISE matters
Overdoing it or starting too soon
Videos about shoulder conditions and surgery
The importance of sleep.
What to avoid during your recovery?
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When you have full back and neck extension, bring the elbows out, stretching the shoulder in external rotation – this stretches out the inferior capsule nicely.
Whatever you do, don’t drop your sore arm as it will hurt (!) – always assist with your non-affected side.