I’m a 43 year old female last year I had rotatory cuff surgery lately that same arm has been hurting I get real sharp pain stiffness and it locks up on me should call my doctor and get it look at again or is something that happens after u have that type of surgery
no,this is not normal.
Such complaints can be there for 2-3 months after surgery,but not after 1 year.
the shoulder movements should be normal and there should be no pain after 1 year of surgery.
consult your orthopedist and get examination and investigations done.
The sooner you get it checked the easier it can be treated, you need physical therapy to avoid recurrence
nothing like this is supposed to happen after these type of surgeries,it could be a recurrence or a supraspinatus tendinitis ,this needs a physical examination by a professional orthopedist ,and may request MRI.