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Shoulder Pain post axillay LND

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    akls
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      Hi everyone.

       

      Hi everyone.

       

      I just have a quick question for those who have had axillary node dissection.  I had my surgery more than 3 years ago and I've had some pain mostly in my arm pit area some nerve pain too.  I know this is common.  I have no signs of lymphadema.  About two months ago I started having should pain with lifting my arm.  Hurst when I wash my hair, when I'm sleeping on that side, pretty much any movement above my head.  I don't think I injured it recently.  If I did I don't remember it.  Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this pain.  Saw my onc. in May and chest x-ray and blood work was all good.  Thanks for any advice.

       

      Amy S. in Michigan

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        Linny
        Participant

          It could be some minor lymphedema so you may want to get a script to see a lymphedema therapist who will give you tips on self massage and exercises. I had similar pain in my arm back in April and went to see a therapist. After she measured me she pointed out I had some very minor swelling and she recommended some self massage and exercise. As soon as I started the massage and exercises I had relief within days (kid you not!). If you don't have a sleeve, you may want to consider getting one because wearing it does help when your arm gets achy. Lymphedivas and Dreamsleeve make really pretty sleeves. A therapist will be able to measure you for one.

          Linny
          Participant

            It could be some minor lymphedema so you may want to get a script to see a lymphedema therapist who will give you tips on self massage and exercises. I had similar pain in my arm back in April and went to see a therapist. After she measured me she pointed out I had some very minor swelling and she recommended some self massage and exercise. As soon as I started the massage and exercises I had relief within days (kid you not!). If you don't have a sleeve, you may want to consider getting one because wearing it does help when your arm gets achy. Lymphedivas and Dreamsleeve make really pretty sleeves. A therapist will be able to measure you for one.

            Linny
            Participant

              It could be some minor lymphedema so you may want to get a script to see a lymphedema therapist who will give you tips on self massage and exercises. I had similar pain in my arm back in April and went to see a therapist. After she measured me she pointed out I had some very minor swelling and she recommended some self massage and exercise. As soon as I started the massage and exercises I had relief within days (kid you not!). If you don't have a sleeve, you may want to consider getting one because wearing it does help when your arm gets achy. Lymphedivas and Dreamsleeve make really pretty sleeves. A therapist will be able to measure you for one.

              gabsound
              Participant
                Amy,

                Typically pain when raising your arm can be associated w rotator cuff. My other comment would be I’ve had pain in shoulder region and behind shoulder. I tried an online yoga routine that “cured” me. “Do yoga with me” the stroppy shoulder strap routine under beginners. It’s worth a try. Two to three times for me- complete cure. Just a thought.

                Julie from Las Vegas

                gabsound
                Participant
                  Amy,

                  Typically pain when raising your arm can be associated w rotator cuff. My other comment would be I’ve had pain in shoulder region and behind shoulder. I tried an online yoga routine that “cured” me. “Do yoga with me” the stroppy shoulder strap routine under beginners. It’s worth a try. Two to three times for me- complete cure. Just a thought.

                  Julie from Las Vegas

                  gabsound
                  Participant
                    Amy,

                    Typically pain when raising your arm can be associated w rotator cuff. My other comment would be I’ve had pain in shoulder region and behind shoulder. I tried an online yoga routine that “cured” me. “Do yoga with me” the stroppy shoulder strap routine under beginners. It’s worth a try. Two to three times for me- complete cure. Just a thought.

                    Julie from Las Vegas

                    ylkay
                    Participant

                      I have very similar pain in my shoulder but my LND was in my groin. After months of PT and pain meds, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed a torn rotator cuff. I wasn't able to have surgery because of various other medical problems but a shot of cortisone and ice packs keep the pain under control. MM doesn't exempt us from all the other problems our bodies can have. Darn! Get an accurate diagnosis.

                      Kay

                      IIIc

                      ylkay
                      Participant

                        I have very similar pain in my shoulder but my LND was in my groin. After months of PT and pain meds, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed a torn rotator cuff. I wasn't able to have surgery because of various other medical problems but a shot of cortisone and ice packs keep the pain under control. MM doesn't exempt us from all the other problems our bodies can have. Darn! Get an accurate diagnosis.

                        Kay

                        IIIc

                        ylkay
                        Participant

                          I have very similar pain in my shoulder but my LND was in my groin. After months of PT and pain meds, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed a torn rotator cuff. I wasn't able to have surgery because of various other medical problems but a shot of cortisone and ice packs keep the pain under control. MM doesn't exempt us from all the other problems our bodies can have. Darn! Get an accurate diagnosis.

                          Kay

                          IIIc

                          washoegal
                          Participant

                            If this is a new pain I would think it has nothong to do with your LND.  I am two years post complete LND and I have pain under the arm, sometimes severe.  But it is obviously nerve damage.  and there has never been any new symptoms.  There has been lessen symptoms for about the first 16 months but now I think I am stable.  If it lasts more than a couple of weeks or gets worse you might want to see an orthopedist, 

                             

                            Mary

                            Stage 3

                            washoegal
                            Participant

                              If this is a new pain I would think it has nothong to do with your LND.  I am two years post complete LND and I have pain under the arm, sometimes severe.  But it is obviously nerve damage.  and there has never been any new symptoms.  There has been lessen symptoms for about the first 16 months but now I think I am stable.  If it lasts more than a couple of weeks or gets worse you might want to see an orthopedist, 

                               

                              Mary

                              Stage 3

                              washoegal
                              Participant

                                If this is a new pain I would think it has nothong to do with your LND.  I am two years post complete LND and I have pain under the arm, sometimes severe.  But it is obviously nerve damage.  and there has never been any new symptoms.  There has been lessen symptoms for about the first 16 months but now I think I am stable.  If it lasts more than a couple of weeks or gets worse you might want to see an orthopedist, 

                                 

                                Mary

                                Stage 3

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