Hi Thank you for asking HCM. I have gone through your query. Oxycodone is an alternative to hydrocodone. Both are narcotic pain medications and should be used judiciously under the supervision of your doctor. Physiotherapy will be helpful in achieving better pain control and decreasing the pain medications. During shoulder surgery your doctor may give pain medications as injections and you can follow that. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.