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Total shoulder joint replacement. Bad sneezing, unbearable pain in shoulder. Is it normal?

My husband had a total shoulder joint replacement on Friday,he is home and resting with his arm supported in a sling. He had a really bad sneeze and this has given him an unbearable pain from his shoulder which goes down his arm and finishes on the top of his hand by his knuckles. The pain has eventually gone,but he is frightened in case he sneezes again.Would this be normal?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Sneezing activates lots of muscles including abdominal muscle, chest muscles and shoulder muscles as well. During shoulder replacement, muscles and nerves were stretched and harmed for sure. It needs to take some time before tissues will het healed and get used to a new situation. During that time (few weeks) such pain can be present and there is nothing wrong in that.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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