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I am 13 weeks post-op TKR today and 6 weeks post-op MUA. I am getting down... I had a couple fairly good days and now the past 3 days have been awful. My knee feels like a brick and upon trying to bend and straighten back out, I have such pain underneath my kneecap. Maybe I'm doing too much? Sunday and yesterday I did do alot of walking. I have also yet to sleep through the night. Is this normal? My last visit, my surgeon gave me a cortisone shot to try and help with the pain underneath the kneecap. It hasn't helped. It caused me to feel like I had restless leg syndrome throughout my whole body which in turn he told me to take Benadryl for. I spoke with him this morning and he prescribed somethig for pain along with Ambien to help me sleep. He has told me to take 1 Ambien every night at 10;30pm. Has anyone else experienced this? I am still icing and elevating. Do you think heat would help as well?Currently I am at a minus 2 or 3 in extension and with flexion yesterday I was 90 on my own by sitting on the table and trying to bend it as much as I could, then doing wall slides I measured at 102.
Thank you in advance for any responses!
Take care. This journey has been an awful rollercoaster ride.
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