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I had rotator cuff surgery in Feb.. Ever since then I have

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I had rotator cuff surgery in Feb. . Ever since then I have been unable to move my upper arm and unable to reach to feed myself, brush my hair etc. My ortho surgeon thought I had a frozen shoulder so 3 weeks ago I had my shoulder manually manipulated. I am still unable to move my upper arm. So, now the ortho surgeon said he thinks I have nerve damage and wants to do a MRI and nerve conduction tests. Could it be a possibility that I just have weakness in my upper arm? I have been getting PT for the last 5 months 3-5 times weekly and the therapist can move it. If I do have nerve damage what nerve would it be? I also don't have any numbness or tingling.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

Do you have any other medical problems?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no I don't have any other medical problems
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

Yes it could be weaknesses but the nerve conduction study will show that

I agree with his plan

It is a good idea