If you are regularly in pain or beginning to lose function in your shoulder, you may be considering a shoulder replacement. Any major surgery is a big decision with many things to plan for, including the time you will be out of work, how long your recovery will take, and the best care team to perform the procedure. Shoulder surgeries, especially, can be complex and require longer recovery and more intensive therapy afterward. So should you get a total shoulder replacement? And how can you best alleviate stress before and after your surgery?
When you begin a physical therapy treatment, it is normal to wonder how long you will need therapy. Will it be four weeks or six? Will I have to take time off of work? Most importantly, how long will it take for me to feel better? We understand how these questions can plague your conscience and cause you anxiety and stress.