Lifting non-affected arm


I just got my first pacemaker a bit more than two weeks ago, and I have questions about moving my arm while recovering. I was wondering whether my non-affected arm had any restrictions (e.g., not lifting more than 10 lbs, raising my arm above my shoulder).




non effected arm

by new to pace.... - 2023-03-13 12:30:46

welcome to the club you did not want to belong too.  The other arm is good.  But do keep moving the left shoulder so it does not freeze.  

new to pace 

No restrictions

by Gotrhythm - 2023-03-13 14:45:33

Do move it normally, and move the "affected arm" too. The shoulder joint has to move to maintain it's health. As new to pace says, frozen shoulder is a real thing--and you don't want it.  If you think about it, there are only a very few actions you are asked not to do.

So yes, follow the cautions you have been given. But, otherwise, you should move both arms as you would normally.

Thank you!

by Taylor CZ - 2023-03-15 14:28:03

Thank you to "gotrhythm" and "new to pace..." for your quick replies and helpful advice!! I really appreciate it!

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