10 wks tkr

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im now 10wks post op tkr and have been fine up until now

when go to bed i seem to wake up in the night with leg aching like mad at the back of the knee

why would this be and what can i do to help it?

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  • Posted

    Do you sleep with your leg elevated?

    • Posted

      There is your reason for your pain. 😫 Elevation can keep most of your problems down. I had my right knee replaced in April of last year, and had my left knee replaced 4 weeks ago

    • Posted

      Elevation definitely helps (I use pillows) and I ice for at least 40 mins before going to sleep.

      My worst pain is in my thigh but I also get the posterior pain. GOOD LUCK

  • Posted

    Stretch your leg out before bedtime by sitting back in one chair and spanning your leg across to the other chair - equal height and feel the stretch. Just do it for 2 minutes, rest and do it again. I bet it will help. Best wishes

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