Arm pain can be in the upper or lower arm. You may feel arm pain on the outside of your shoulder. Arm pain can also travel further down the arm toward the elbow.
Healing does take time, but within a few months most people can get back to play at their pre-surgery level without the pain that they experienced before, a pair of new studies show.
A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.