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I was wandering how long till i can go back to work as I am

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I was wandering how long till i can go back to work as I am a railroad engineer/conductor after a shoulder bursectomy and labrum debridment.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I am seeing a doctor but I feel that he is rushing me. This procedure was done sept 2. I currently am taking tramadol and am doing physical thearpy.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

how old are you?

every patient recovers from surgery at different rates.

when do they want you to go back to work?

how is physical therapy going?

when do you think you can go back?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Pain and stiffness from physical thearpy. Dr says mid october. But my job is really physical.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

you may not be ready by mid october.

every patient is different.

you may need to ice down your shoulder daily after physical therapy to help decrease inflammation and pain.

you may need to improve your diet with more protein and more fruits and vegetables to help with healing.

you should avoid smoking and alcohol to help with healing.

if you need more time to recover from surgery to get back to work, you may need more time.

was this a workers comp surgery?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

do you have other questions?