Shoulder Pain Recovery
What does recovery from shoulder arthroscopy look like?
Most people go home the day of surgery. Usually, recovery from arthroscopy is often faster than from open surgery. Still, it may take a few weeks to months for the shoulder joint to recover completely.
Here’s what you can expect:
Monitoring: After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area and kept under observation until your anesthesia wears off.
Pain management: You can expect slight pain and discomfort for at least a week after surgery. You will be given medications to reduce the pain. You can also use a cold pack.
Sling: Doctor may instruct you to keep your arm in a sling.
Recovery: Recovery from arthroscopic shoulder surgery may take 1 to 6 months.
Physical therapy: Regular planned physical therapy will help you regain shoulder strength and movement.