re- surgery recovery

have has this thing in my chest for 4months still not feeling great however i now developed a sore shoulder next to p/m this cardio keeps telling me to hang in there every thing looks and i am doing great with the healing i am wits end as he tells me i must have shoulder problem like arthriris or frozen shoulde i do nt know what to do can anyone give me some advice would appreciate  thanks to u all     robert


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I had this too

by Zackalope - 2019-06-19 13:24:13

when I got mine , they nicked some of the subclavian nerves . At first , my entire left shoulder and arm were numb . It also felt like someone had shot me in the left shoulder as well . 

 

Over time this has all but disappeared . Within a month the pain was very easily tolerable , and within a year the numb area was shrunk to the size of a baseball . Ten years past, the numb spot is smaller than a dime , and no more pain . 

 

So no you are not alone. 

"Frozen" shoulder

by Gotrhythm - 2019-06-19 13:48:51

Shoulder issues, although they are preventable, are more common than they should be post-pacemaker insertion. The cause is wearing a sling for too long and/or not moving the arm/shoulder enough during the healing period.

Joints are made to be moved. Not moving them sets up a viscious cycle of pain, which causes you move less, resulting in more pain. Nothing is going to help but getting everything moving again and stretchiing out the tendons, ligaments and fascia. Care must be taken to do the stretching slowly and gently or real damage can result. The problem took several days or weeks to occur and it will take days and weeks to overcome.

The ideal is deep tissue massage by someone who specializes in shoulders. Some people have been helped by physical therapy.

 

shoulder pain

by SamanthaS - 2019-06-19 18:13:11

After a lead revision that caused more pain than the original insertion, I have suffered a lot with shoulder and arm pain as well as edema in the arm.  I finally started PT for shoulder mobility and also am working with a trainer at the gym who is also a massage therapist.  He literally stands behind me while I do range of motion movements and works the muscles involved to help aleviate the tightness.  It's been very helpful.  I still have limited range of motion across body but the up and down with the arm is much better.  I'm hoping that as time goes on, it will all mostly resolve.  Take it slow and easy and find a good trainer.

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by ole bill - 2019-06-20 12:26:21

Its been a year now and My shoulder continues to give me problems, with soreness and I have to be careful about got pusing the "range of motion"!!

Additionally, from time to time I have musle type pain around the PM-pocket :-(

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