Knee exercises after knee replacement

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Avatar m tn Also, a few months after the Knee Replacement, the doctor performed a manipulation, to forcibly bend the knee joint further One of his comments was that he had never seen so much scar tissue built up. I wonder if the 4 previous surgeries, too much exercise, or even a 11 hour car trip less than 3 weeks after the surgery could have contributed to her knee pain issues.
Avatar f tn Total knee replacements take time to heal properly. Trust me, I have had both knees replaced and know many other with arthritis, bot osteo and rhematoid that have had knee replacement as well. Each of us heal in our own time frame but the general length of time for all to be really right again seems to be around 5 - 6 months. At three months, which was what I was told I should be doing well, I still had a lot of PT and work to do.
Avatar f tn Five weeks is not enough to fully recover from a knee replacement. It takes months of diligent, daily exercises to regain full use of the knee. If you quit too soon, things can go backward pretty quickly, as you're finding out. Insist on getting back to see a therapist, or find a way to continue to do the PT on your own, at least twice a day. Keep at it even if it hurts - knees take a long time for the complex structures to heal. Get on your feet and stay as active as possible.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, The tibial pain may occur after knee replacement as a result of surgical trauma. The treatment for shin splints includes several weeks of rest.. you can take anti-inflammatory medications, or use cold packs and mild compression to feel better. Stretching exercises can also help. Be sure to warm up and stretch thoroughly before you exercise. Increase training slowly. If you start to feel the same pain, stop exercising immediately. Use a cold pack and rest for a day or two.
Avatar f tn I had a total knee replacement over a year ago and I still have a lot of pain and swelling, I can hardly bend my knee and the back of my calf hurts sometimes you can't even touch the knee because it hurts, what can I do to get rid of the pain and swelling
Avatar n tn whos specialty is knee replacement at a teaching school. I'll get back to you after I see them.I'm 70 and in good health.
Avatar n tn I'm 51 years old and had partial knee replacement Nov 6th. The knee itself is feeling pretty good. I still have some swelling and numbness on the knee. The problem is I can't stand to have clothing, blankets or anything touching my leg. It starts at my knee and goes to my foot. I also have some swelling in my foot. This is not just annoying but it's very painful.
Avatar f tn 3 weeks after surgery, my knee is still quite swollen which is limiting my ROA and also prevents me from progressing with the exercises. I am doing 3 sessions of exercise each day followed by an hour in the CPM and 1/2 - 1 hour of icing with elevation. I had home health PT the first week followed by 4 outpatient PT sessions. Is there a chart that shows what kind of progress should be occuring each week in ROA?
647391 tn?1275020233 I had implant at 60 and replaced due to pain 2/20/13 after 10 years. Was still functional but very limited. A full knee replacement can result in gaining a nearly fully active life free of pain. I am a golfer and know several others who go from no pain or discomfort to very little. I have had 3 operations on it and feel it's worth the temporary pain and slight possibility of complications.
Avatar f tn says the only thing left to do is knee replacement for both knees. I've tried cortisone shots, no help, and I can't think of the name of the other shots right now but there are (2) in succession. Although there might have been a very slight reduction in pain, it only lasted a week or two. I've talked with the ortho. about what is involved with knee replacement and the rehab that follows. I've been putting it off. I was scheduled for last Spring, but canceled.
Avatar n tn Knee replacement Jan 11 2008. Knee is doing great but continued pain along the IT ligament. ?therapies, exercises.
Avatar m tn I've been in PT since day 1 and done everything asked of me, yet I ended up with a ROM of 20/70 after 6 weeks and had an excruciating manipulation under anastheia (MUA) on 6/16/10. The day after the MUA my ROM was 10/90, but my knee became progressively tighter over the last week and a half. My ROM is now 20/80, thus I am right back where I was. I am told that I need to crank on it in PT, as though I'm slacking and/or pain-intolerant.
Avatar m tn After going through the procedure of knee replacement surgery it can be devastating for the patient to find that the pain in the knee has persisted. This paper discusses the possible reasons why this might occur.
Avatar f tn I heard from a lady at work that when you get a staph infection in a knee replacement, or any replaced joint, that you will always have staph dorment in it, and an injury or even stress can cause it to flair up again...does anyone know if this is true? I can't seem to get a straight answer from my doctor - I don't know why.
Avatar n tn It did not, and I began to experience pain within the knee joint after a a few months due to bone-on-bone contact. I had a total knee replacement and recovered well from the surgery (March 2009). However, the ITB problem persists and flares up with rather short walks or bike rides. My orthopedic surgeon says that any surgical approach (such as Z-plasty) is contra-indicated after a TKR. Is that the general opinion?
Avatar f tn would do since they have such a wide range of sizes, others said possibly a custom knee replacement would be needed, and then another said knee fusion or a replacement that would require drilling 5 inches into the tib and fem to install the hardware. Haven't found anyone who has done TKR on a leg with lower limb paralysis using an AFO. That's the kind of surgeon I'm trying to find.
Avatar n tn Hello! Welcome to the Arthritis Forum! I don't really have an answer for you, but someone will jump in to answer this for you! There are many people here with many varieties of arthritis, and many different stories to share, it just sometimes takes a few days, with the holidays and that all just now settling down. I would imagine it would depend a lot on the type of arthritis you have/had as to weather is could still be affecting the area.
Avatar n tn You have to work out atleast 4 times a day with simple knee exercises for 3 months. 2 times after that for 6 months and exercise daily all your life finally. You surgical pain will remain till 4-5 weeks which would be intense than before. After that with physiotherapy most of your pain will vanish in 12 weeks and for complete pain free and functional knee it would take 6 months atleast. If you do not do physiotherapy the pain will remain. Follow up near a Physiotherapist. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hi! Normally after knee replacement a physiotherapist assists you with knee exercises to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the knee joint. Thereafter you are asked to walk around too. In the initial days weight bearing on the operated knee is restricted. You need to inform your doctor and start physiotherapy. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn I hate to read you are suffering. A knee replacement is suppose to improve your function and it does not sound like that has been your experience. Have you talked to your doctor about your symptoms? Has he/she given you any feedback? I have not had a knee replaced but hope someone here who has will write to you. You might also post in the orthopedics forum as I know they talk about joint replacements there as well.
Avatar m tn Hello! The complete success in a total knee replacement surgery is physiotherapy after a successful surgery. You have to give a sustained effort and with full motivation you would need to do physiotherapy and strengthen your quadriceps and other hip, thigh and leg muscles. With physiotherapy the pain will decrease and your leg can do weight bearing. To decrease the pain you can use intermittent pain killers and also ice packs regularly to decrease the inflammation.
Avatar m tn I am a cheerleader and I have patella femoral syndrome and a bad case on tendonitis. After every competition and practice my knee swells up and turns purple. I have gotten x rays and nothing is wrong and i have seen 2 orthopedics. They said its one of the worst cases they have ever seen. I was just wondering if if I didn't take anytime off to rest my knee what's the worst possible thing that could happen?
Avatar n tn I have a book total knee replacement which showed some exercises to do in the whirlpool and then walking in the regular pool. Has anyone had this done and what were results? I am told some people get big numbers and others remain the same. The pain and more aggressive therapy is what I am told will be for a couple of weeks. If I don't get this done will I always be at those numbers? Can I improve this over time? Please help I don't know what I am going to do.
405614 tn?1329147714 can I give myself my Avonex injection in the leg that I'm going to have a total knee replacement on, the night before surgery? Do I feel so awful from this virus/bronchitis/asthma because my MS flared up too, the dizziness, blurred vision, etc.? Do I really have to avoid the gym for my final three weeks before surgery to stay away from other virus possibilities, realllly? My final three weeks of Zumba before a very long rehab after surgery.