Knee replacement water exercises

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Avatar m tn I had knee replacement 3 and a half months ago. I've had therapy, but the pain, stiffness, and swelling has held me back. I'm now trying to find exercises I can do in a Therapeutic Pool . I haven't been able to find anything I can print out. Can you tell me where I can find some exercises.
Avatar n tn i had a total knee replacement 16 months ago ,and i am still having a lot of pain and tightness ,i have ad no end of physio and it as done no good whatsoever.i am on 2 lots of painrelief and it does no good .i was told last year that i now have nerve damage,i am 58 years old and suffered with pain since i was at school,i have attended pain clinic,no good more physio ,no good so what can i try now.
Avatar f tn He gave me a series of exercises to do that will strenthen my knee caps, but does not heal this sprain, as I feel both of my knee caps don't give me the support they should. Along with the exercises, I am to use ice packs 20 minutes at a time or direct ice massages for five minutes at a time (continually moving a block of ice over my knee cap so the skin isn't damaged.
Avatar n tn I had my right total knee replacement 11/10/11 and my left total knee replacement 1 1/2 years prior to that. As of today both of my knees continue to throb, shooting pains down my legs, mostly at night. My orthopedic M.D. has done x-rays several times and sees nothing. He claims that it "could" be tendinitis. I currently take 2-5mg. ea. immediate release Oxycodone every 4 hours. THAT is his solution. It does help, but not all the time.
Avatar n tn Other option that can be foreseen with such a bad knee would be an knee replacement. To comment on such a surgery requires in depth analysis of your condition.
Avatar n tn I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
Avatar n tn Hello; for the past few months I have been experiencing a pain in my knee, it is just to the outside of the patella. It is a very sharp pain, like an electrical shock. It happens totally at random. It can happen when I am walking, sitting, sleeping, etc. When the pain is not occurring, my knee feels completely normal. When it happens, it usually happens every few seconds or minutes, then stops for several hours. I am not aware of any injury or unusual stress to that area.
Avatar m tn 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. I was referred to a Pain management clinic here in Ohio and was prescribe (perkocet) physical therapy.
Avatar f tn what is a safe exercises as i have had a right knee replacement will need the left done in the few years and have four bulging discs in my lower spine plus a a trapped nerve on the left hand side due to a narrowing in my tail bone.
Avatar f tn Welcome. Are your thyroid levels balanced? I have thyroid disease also and found it impossible to lose an ounce until my levels got balanced - was extremely discouraging. I pretty much gave up and have still not really gotten back on track yet. PMoon had a good suggestion about using the point system from WW if you still have the books.
Avatar m tn For the problem with your hypertension, do relaxation and breathing exercises as well as gentle exercises, cut down on your intake of salt too (easier said than done I know). If after doing all that you can do to help yourself you are still having a problem controlling the sugar levels, you will have to be monitored by the doctor with regard to this whether your medication to control your diabetes needs to be increased or changed.
Avatar n tn Exercising the arms under the water can help with the pain level compared to doing the exercises outside the water- check with your local YMCA if you have one to see if they don't have a heated pool and a time for physical therapy type exercises in the water with a YMCA employee to coach. I got benefit from this kind of exercise for a knee injury and others were there with various problems, such as hip replacement.
Avatar f tn On May 17, 2007 I had a left total knee replacement using a Zimmer Female Knee joint. I have had unrelenting pain and stiffness. My surgeon ordered many tests including ultrasounds, x-rays, bone scans, Idium Labled Bone scan, ESR, complete CBC (many times) and was highly suspicious of infection.
Avatar n tn I have worn out cartiledge in left knee and was going to have an Oxford partial knee replacement, when something told me to get a second opinion. Great doctor gave me a cortisone shot that lasted seven weeks (zero pain) and yesterday I had my first Synvisc shot (9 am). Shot hurt a little (3 or 4) at first, then nothing until about 5pm when I put an ice pack and took an Aleve. Pain went completely away and had a good nights sleep. Little pain today (a 2) after working a normal day.
Avatar m tn I have it on my bad knee. I saw the xray of my knee and could see the cartilage had worn away in part of the knee joint and I could see a little spikey bone sticking down. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, only a replacement of the knee joint if the condition is severe.
Avatar f tn ) but I got through that on the 14 of January well I went back to this doctor who is a specialist mind you he looked at the films and he gave me more answers that I should have been told in the beginning see I had problems from the time I was a little kid and no one could tell me what was wrong they would just say I bruised bones in my knee I'd do pt it would be ok then it would happen 2 or 3 years later well I had the same thing happen about 2 years ago and they said the same thing I was off of
405614 tn?1329147714 I had been doing aquatic exercises after a knee replacement and exacerbated back pain but got distracted during the summer. I went back two weeks ago. Boy did that warm water feel good on my joints and allow me to move around easy. An hour later.......I climb the steps to exit the pool and have to hug the wall to stay standing! I was pretty sure at that point that my MS evaluation was going to end with a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I had a total knee replacement on my right knee and there is scar tissue that now they have to do a forcefull manulaplation what is involved in this procedure? they told me and i will have to go through it but what can i expect and will i have use of my knee/leg afterwards? Thank you for any information.
Avatar n tn I do understand that a chondroplasty does not guaranty that cartilage like material will form. Am I necessarily looking at injections of some type to stave off knee replacement surgery? The doctor put me on "partial weight bearing" status for two more weeks. What is anybody's experience here? My meniscus cartilage was worn out on the inside before surgery. Did the chondroplasty get you to "pain free" for a while? Thanks for any input you may have.
Avatar m tn However the pain level was manageable up until the last couple of years. During the winter of 2007 I developed water on the knee and overdid it when shoveling the driveway. Since then the pain has increased 10 fold. I was seen by an orthopedist, thinking I may need a hip or knee replacement, but that wasn’t it. The doctor has put me on Naprosyn, then added Vicodin and that has recently been upgraded to Percocet.
Avatar f tn If you're drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages while you're on the road, you can actually lose more fluids than you're putting in. Try to opt more in favor of water or sports drinks like Gatorade. Other than that, it's probably just going to take time build up your leg muscles so you can stand on the clutch and brake pedals for long periods of time without cramping. You can speed up that process a bit by walking for 30 minutes or so a day. A dragging saunter won't help much.
Avatar f tn I am range2-4, just within the last two years. I had a complete knee replacement before I jumped over to this range. Use to have a beer now and then. Quit dont do that anymore. Had major back surgery in 82 for a harrington rod, that is when I required blood. Didn't know I had this till year 2000. Am a nut about health & my body, so this was pretty hard news for me. Had them do the blood test three times and the last one I went to a different lab.
700223 tn?1318169294 At highest risk for injury, are the joints of the lower limbs, which bear the brunt of the forces passing through the body while skiing. The knee joint is the most vulnerable joint while skiing, with the ankle joint, the wrist, thumb and shoulder being the other joints commonly injured. Improvement in ski boots and bindings protect the foot, ankle and the tibia from injury. Unfortunately, this results in the even greater ground forces being transmitted to the semi-flexed knee.
Avatar n tn I had a unicompartment knee replacement on Oct 17, 2006. I am a Home Health Nurse I fell in a patient's bathroom on June 8 '07. After several months almost a year since I was injuried the MD who did the replacement - I was pain free at 7 weeks with -5 degree to 180 degree ROM - told me at the last visit to "suck it up" regarding the severe pain.
Avatar n tn When I get up and start walking, it feels like there is a wet spot on the skin on the back of my knee. It is just a little area. It feels like a drop of water is there. Very wierd. Glad I'm not the only one in the world who has experienced this. Anything new on this??
Avatar f tn Even if there isn't you need to find a doctor that can treat your pain, not mask it with pills. If I remember right you have had a knee replacement or have one coming up? I have heard that yoga and meditation can be great but have you tried physical therapy, steroid injections, accupuncture or even water therapy? What about some strong non narcotic prescription meds? There are so many out there so if one doesn't work, try another.
Avatar f tn The doctors seem to think that I have begun feeling the effects of arthritis and are talking eventual hip replacement as soon as 10 years from now. Is there anyone to whom this has happened? If so, how have you gone about physically making the best of it? What courses of action have you taken (cortisone, arthroscopic surgery, etc?) I just want some guidance from someone who has been through it, not a doctor telling me what "could" happen. Thanks.
Avatar f tn He said that the damage to my knee is extensive laterally and has given me a knee brace with a stabilizer to keep my knee from shifting more. This week he injected cortisone in it and I've never in all the time I've ever had cortisone injections reacted the way that I did this time!!! I was so incredibly sore that it was all I could do to bear weight and walk to the bathroom, it was swollen and unstable feeling like it wanted to angulate posteriorly when I was ambulating.
Avatar n tn I said after knee replacement I only had PT 2x and my doctor said do bike, walk steps and flex the knees! The day after surgery they wanted to take me for occupational therapy and brought a wheelchair over to take me. I refused to use the wheelchair and said I will walk using a walker. So please don't make a statement unless you know what your talking about!!
Avatar f tn Do you have any associated condition such as osteoarthritis or femoroacetabular impingement wherein there is much friction in your hip joint, and it puts you at a greater risk of a hip labral tear Exercises to maximize hip range of motion and hip strength and stability can help to improve symptoms Consult your physical therapist who can analyze your movements which you perform that put stress on your hip joint. This would help you relive and avoidstressful forces.