Month: July 2021

The Best Exercises to Prepare for a Total Shoulder Replacement

PreOp Exercises

You’re on your way to restoring motion and getting rid of that pesky shoulder pain! Now that you know what is causing your shoulder pain and the shoulder is scheduled, what do you do now?  While you’re pending a total shoulder replacement, there are some exercises you can complete to better prep your shoulder for …

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Total Shoulder Replacement Pros and Cons – A Helpful Guide

Pros and Cons

A total shoulder replacement surgery can be intimidating. However, if you’ve been suffering from significant pain, discomfort, and difficulty with your shoulder, it may be to your great benefit to consider the procedure.  It may feel daunting to consider such an encompassing surgery. But…imagine a day without shoulder pain – being able to reach up …

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Decreasing Swelling After a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

Decrease Swelling

A Total Shoulder Replacement is a surgical procedure that is done to correct joint damage that has not improved with rehabilitation. While this surgery is not as common as your standard total knee and hip, you can expect similar results from the surgery.  Post total shoulder replacement you can expect pain, stiffness, bruising, and increased …

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Does having a Total Knee Replacement Hurt? What’s Normal and What’s Expected

Does having a knee replacement hurt? a helpful guide

Many people wonder if having a total knee replacement hurts. The answer is yes, but there are many ways to treat the pain caused by this surgery. We’ll review when the pain is most severe, what causes pain to increase, and what you can do to make the pain levels manageable. In the United States, …

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Improving Range of Motion After a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

Improve ROM

A Total Shoulder Replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is performed when traditional rehab has been unsuccessful at managing pain or maintaining function of the shoulder.  This procedure is often used to correct joint damage created by osteoarthritis, rotator cuff diseases, or even a shoulder fracture. The overall goal of shoulder arthroplasty is to restore function …

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Scar Management After a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

Scar Management

When you’re mentally preparing yourself for a Total Shoulder Replacement surgery, chances are the last thing on your mind is the scar. But, once you’re on the other side of the surgery, you’ll be eyeing that angry red line wondering how bad it’s going to look come swimsuit season.  Have no fear! You’ll be showing …

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How to Prepare for a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

How to Prepare for a Total Shoulder Replacement - A Helpful Guide

Preparing for any type of surgery is nerve-wracking. In addition to the pain you’re dealing with,you have the added stress of making doctor appointments, arranging post-operative therapy and home care, and gathering the necessary supplies you need for recovery. Nothing helps calm pre-surgery jitters like feeling prepared. Here’s a quick guide to everything you need …

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8 Helpful Tips for Sleeping After a Total Shoulder Replacement

8 Helpful Tips for Sleeping After a Total Shoulder Replacement

Life is no fun when you’re not getting enough sleep. A lack of sleep has negative effects on every aspect of our lives. Trying to sleep after having a total shoulder replacement is painful and nearly impossible.  Not only is a lack of sleep annoying and disruptive, but it also slows down the body’s natural …

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What to Expect the First Week After a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

What to Expect the First Week After a Total Shoulder Replacement - A Helpful Guide

The first week after a total shoulder replacement is often the most challenging week and surprises many patients in their recovery. Surgeons tend to shrug it off as they see people long after they are on their way to healing, and no one tells you about some of the struggles. In the first week after …

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