Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Tips for Shoulder Pain



Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any advice to get rid of the shoulder pain left over from the medical gas
Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

My dr told me to walk it out, that was the best for it.

Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, walk, walk, walk. Frequent, short walks around your house are fine if you’re not up to walking your block yet. And GasX.

Congrats on your surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You just have to walk it off/out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am only a couple weeks into this so I am by not much of a specialist but I worked as a LPN for 12 years and I can tell you what that experience taught me.....walk walk walk walk and move move move. The more you move and the more walking you do the more you move and absorb that gas and the less pain you have. After surgery it may be uncomfortable but the best thing you can do is when you get up is stand up and straighten up and walk. The first time it will hurt, the second time it will be uncomfortable and then it gets easier but it will make your recovery time so much shorter and less painful in the long run. I just want to walk up to people and give them a talking to when I see them walk in the hall way all scrunched up after surgery and have a heart to heart with them about the importance of walking out that gas with good posture but it obviously isn't my place ....lol

if your shoulders are sore and you feel the pressure under your breast or in your shoulder blades, lift up your arms and stretch them out as best you can and take deep breaths. The human body is an amazing thing and will absorb a lot of that gas and work out a great deal more if you give it the opportunity to. By day three or four you really don't have to worry about ripping out anything internal, just lift up your arms slowly and take deep breaths by the end of the day they will work themselves out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×