Rotator cuff surgery is often a last resort for dealing with shoulder pain. But if rest, compression, and physical therapy don’t provide relief — or if a tear is detected through an ultrasound or MRI — surgery may be necessary.
Rotator cuff surgery has a high success rate for relieving pain and getting you back to performing the activities you’re used to — whether that’s throwing a ball, painting a picture, or even just sleeping on your side. Here’s what to expect the day of surgery:
The road to recovery from rotator cuff surgery can seem daunting. You’ll be asked to do strengthening exercises with a physical therapist as well as on your own. And you’ll need to protect your injured shoulder, which means altering or avoiding a lot of the day-today activities you may take for granted.
The good news is that, when you’ve finished, you can look forward to doing a lot of the activities that caused you pain before surgery. And you can count on your AHN support team to be there for you the whole time, starting with this comprehensive guide to recovery from rotator cuff surgery, which explores key aspects for successful rehab, like: