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My knee has very little pain, and I have full range of motion. However, at 13 weeks post opp I'm in more pain than before surgery. I have been to ER once, my doctor once, urgent care twice, PT twice a week for 12 weeks, and called 911 over memorial day weekend because I couldn't walk or get out of bed with muscle spasms in the calf area. Excrutiating pain. No one can figure out what is wrong. I think I was pushed too far to do too much PT. They have confirmed there is no infection or blood clot. Great then what is causing this pain? Family members have massagedthe area and it feels like the calf pamuscle spasm has broken up. the area for me and hot epson salt baths helped. The swelling became worse in my 10th week post opp. The calf pain started at 6 weeks post opp. In my 12th week the Paramedic felt both calves and said my surgery leg calf muscle was contracting. He siad it needs to be worked out in PT thru massage and heat, & ultra sound. However, PT won't massage because they are still afraid of moving a blood clot The pain is in the crease of the back of my knee and then the whole leg is tight, with a lot of swelling. The muscle spasms have died down, thank God because they are pretty unbearable. See the doctor this Monday. I'd like to hear from people with similar circumstances that are as far along as me or more. TY
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