10mths post Op TLKR

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Why do my Knee start, aching as soon as I get in bed. It is outside of left knee. Had TLKR in Aug .No pain during the day, just as I start to relax. I am not sleeping very well, due to the fact the Stiffness wakes me up. Anyone else like this

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    im only 10 wks post op and have the same problem

    ive been doing really well sleeping and walking but lately seem to have this problem

    i dont know why and what to do

    i take paracetamol but it has no effect

    can someone please explain why this happening

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    hi

    yes, i only had my TKR on 18/5 but i find it is so much worst at night. I am only sleeping for an hour at a time all night long, feeling exhausted in the morning.

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    I am 20 days post LTKR and i have been doing terrific- sleeping and walking unassisted. i have burning at my knee that occasionally wakes me. I find using ice helps - fill an ice bag and see if that doesn't help with both pain & relaxation BEST OF LUCK!!

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    I am 20 days post LTKR and i have been doing terrific- sleeping and walking unassisted. i have burning at my knee that occasionally wakes me. I find using ice helps - fill an ice bag and see if that doesn't help with both pain & relaxation BEST OF LUCK!!

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    Are you lying on your side? I had left TKR in January and find if I lie on my left side, my preferred side, the outside of my knee aches after a while. If I sleep on my right the inside of my knee aches. I assume it's because of pressure on the soft tissue on either side when the knee is moving slightly sideways or pressing against the mattress or other leg , which we don't do if we're upright. A pillow,between the legs helps to an extent and I found wrapping the knee in cling film helps too - don't ask me why, something to do with moist heat I was told.

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    Hi Susan,

    I am 6 months post op and had the same problem. I use a thin pillow which I position length ways along my leg just below my knee. My PT suggested this and it works for me. I also use a body pillow for when I rollover onto my other side.

    Good luck with your recovery

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    so sorry. Hope you get relief soon.

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    Hi folks

    I have had both my knees replaced , left 6yrs ago right 1yr ago .. what you have to understand is that you have had major surgery and you need time to recover both mentally and physically. I still get pain in my right knee and stiffness the key to a good recovery is ice when it hurts , plenty of walking and leg bends .. keep that joint moving every day .. my tips are fir bends

    foot on bottom step at home move forward bending knee do as many as poss then when able move up another step...same reps ..

    as for ice .. 2 x elastic support bandages over knee get cool box ice packs and slip 1 each side of knee in between the bandages and relax .. I also take MSM powder 100% pure twice per day is taste yuk but it works ... keep off pain killers especially opiates been there done that and it's not the way .. this is not a nice operation and recovery can be slow but it's worth it in the end .. good look and keep smiling

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