Knee exercises after knee replacement

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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 n tn You sound like me ,except for the lime's disease......I'm going to another Dr. 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 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 for exercises that may help. Hope it gets better soon!
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 When I had cartilage surgery on my knee, I was given exercises to start the day after surgery (yes, it hurt). I was expected to have full ROM in two weeks or less. Doing the exercises made all the difference. Were you given exercises, are you doing them, and are you seeing a physical therapist? Your answers should be yes, yes, yes.
647391 tn?1275016633 What is your thoughts as to someone my age having knee replacement surgery. Also, what is the quickest recovery you have seen for someone with knee replacement surgery?
Avatar f tn My husband had knee replacement surgery 7 weeks ago. Now he is suffering with swelling of the calf, ankle and foot on the same leg as the replacement. He is exercising, walking, biking on stationery bike and doing the exercises that PT told him to do. He is able to bend 126 degrees and walks very well without any aid. He is doing stairs as well. He ices it and elevates the leg periodically throughout the day. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It is extremely frustrating.
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 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 I had a full knee replacement 8 weeks ago. I have been experiencing severe muscle pain behind my knee, in my calf and ankle. This happens after exercise and when I am at rest. I am doing the exercises given to me by the hospital. I have tried ice, ibuleve gel and medication but there seems to be no improvement.
Avatar n tn Continue your physiotherapy and apply ice packs regularly after your exercises on the back of your knee and also take NSAIDs intermittently and you will improve as time passes. If you have any other complications follow up with your orthopedic surgeon. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hello. just coming on here to see if anyone else has or is still in pain 8+ months after total hip replacement? Back in June of 2012 I had the surgery done. The arthritis had set in to my left hip, but the pain was spread to my left knee?? doc said the hip replacement would more than likely take care of the knee pain. At first (in the second week after) the pain wasn't so bad in the knee, but the pain came back shortly after that and isn't getting better.
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 m tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Orthopedics/Natural-Pain-relievers-after-total-knee-replacement/show/2008804">Natural Pain reliever's after total knee replacement</a> was started.
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 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.
655727 tn?1283296048 My Dr recommended that I have a total knee replacement for my left knee and I have a question I am a bit too embarrassed to ask him and I am hoping you answer it for me. I am a 42 yr old woman and I enjoy “being on top” when I have sex, will I be able to kneel on the bed without causing damage once my knee is replaced? Thank you so much in advance.
Avatar n tn what is the average length of rehab therapy after total knee replacement? This discussion is related to <a href=''>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
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?