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16 weeks post tkr happy with with my rehab and know its a long haul.Knee stll gets hot and swells but managing that.
Due to return to work in 2 weeks phased but past 2 days knee hot and swollen ( iced and elevated that is not my concern as battle soft tissue swelling with RA as well as tkr but use to that). My concern is that I'm getting an almost pulling, tugging discomfort/ pain to the inferior medial side of my knee. Done a bit of research wondering if it's the ligament (MCL) and I've overstretched in ROM exercises or upped the static bike resistance too much. It improves when I first get up in the morning but then gradually becomes nagging. I take NSAID anyway and have decided today to increase icing and elevation and haul back a bit. Knee swells if walk more than a mile but gather this is normal post tkr.
Just venting really seeing my surgeon early next month anyway but am a bit concerned. Been discharged from physiotherapy as they were more than happy with progress but remember I had this for a while when they pushed down on knee to help extensio but resolved. Extension still a way to go and have been told it will take a while to stretch my ligaments due to long term flexon deformity.
Just wondering anyone else experienced this.
Apologies for the essay lol I'm a ranger 😊
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