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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2009

    I've seen others ask the same question about stiff fingers even a few months after rotator cuff surgery, so you're not alone.  Pain in the shoulder can cause stiffness in the entire arm and hand because the muscles tend to shut down as a mode of protection.  Then because you're not moving your fingers much while you sleep, they're more likely to be stiff in the morning. 

     

    Seven weeks post-surgery is still pretty early.  While you should start to see some improvement four to six weeks after surgery, it can take several months to a year to fully recover from rotator cuff surgery.


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