I just had SLAP repair sugery on my left shoulder. I am worried about the rehab process. One week after the surgery i went in for my post op appointment and the doctor told me to start physical therapy. I went 2 weeks on pain pills. the begining of the 3rd week it started feeling better and i could go without pain pills for about 5 days. Well during my 5th session of PT and afterward my shoulder started hurting real bad again and its super sensitive and i feel pain all over again when i move it. I also notice that i cant do the PT exercises as good as I was doing them and it hurts alot more.
I never know if this pain is good or if I am damaging it during thuring the physical therapy.
the doctor keeps telling me he wants me in the sling at all times for 4 weeks and no movement involving the muscles except during physical therapy. He keeps warning me that you can pull the sutures out and i would have to have surgery again to repair it. But in PT they are having me do all this strenous stuff involving my muscles.
My question is how do I know if i am injuring it by ripping sutures out or if its good pain from PT?
I was without pain for 5 days until my 5th PT session and now im in pain all over again and i can feel tightness over my whole labrum area from like superior to posterior.
what do you guys who've had this surgery done think?
how was the whole rehab process?
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