Arthroscopic capsular release
I’m undergoing this procedure later this month for a post-injury frozen shoulder.
Would be very interested in hearing from anyone who’s had it before, particularly with regard to post-op pain and how it might affect biking.
Shoulder not hurting now BTW, just limited in movement.
Thanks in advance
🙂Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Mrsmidlife had this, a couple of years ago. Follow up with about 6 weeks of physio, then a few regular stretches. Pretty much full mobility from 5 weeks ish. Whether or not it was a factor in her dislocation while falling down stairs at the office Christmas party, we’ll never know. 😕Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Spontaneous, symptoms came on over about a 48 hour period from discomfort trying to lie on it in bed, to pain during the next day, very bad pain the following night and restricted mobility had definitely kicked in the morning.
GP pretty much straight away and had diagnosis, only strong painkillers take the edge off it. They do say most resolve themselves over a long number of months but aside from the mobility, painkillers strong enough to work made her too spaced out.
Edit: the dislocation fall was about 20 months post-op, so we expect not a factor at all, she’s had no other previous after effects.Posted 4 years agoandydickoSubscriber
Have had sub acromial decompression on both shoulders, left one twice 2nd time I had an ACJ resection, and manipulation, (now that hurt) big thing with shoulders is the physio afterwards, never put it off and ensure you keep up with the excercises. They can be a pain in the arse but are essential. They’ll have you doing excercises & movement the same day after operation.Posted 4 years agobwfc4eva868Member
I had mine manipulated back in place under anesthetic back in 2010 and pain and stiffness came in waves of one month pain, one month just a ache. But I had one last ride on Mtb before knee surgery last November and went otb and landed on it heavy again. Never went to A&E and it’s now constant pain. Shoulder crunches sometimes in its ROM. And I have to strain hard to get it above my head, up my back.Posted 4 years ago
Well, just in case anyone else should be looking to answer the same question…
Had the operation on Thursday, with nerve block and general aneasthetic.
Took 12 hours to be able to move my arm again, 24 hrs to feel like it was normal. Bit of soreness from the wound but I was out riding my road bike by Sunday and would have no qualms about MTBing now (if I hadn’t buggered my knee as well).
🙂Posted 3 years ago
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