6 Weeks Post Op

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Hello!

I'm desperately trying to find out if having pain 6 weeks after my TKR is not uncommon. I'm having a lot if pain and bending the knee. I'm still taking pain meds, especially at night. I'm in quit a bit of pain after going out for awhile. My knee is tight and I think that's normal, right?

Some of my PT exercises I can do really well and others, especially working on ROM is difficult.

Is any of this normal?? I feel really discouraged at this point. Any help is appreciated.

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    Not  uncommon at all Jana!  Totally absolutely normal what you're going through.  NEVER feel discouraged, recovery can take up to a year or two.  Just keep doing the exercises, push yourself a little, but not too much.  Listen to your body and let your body guide you.  You will reach a happy medium.

    I'm very glad that you found this forum!

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      Hi I am wondering if it is ok to have a very hot knee. I am nearly six weeks after op and although I ice about six or seven times a day with I. A few minutes my knee is very hot again. I take pain meds to exercise but otherwise use ice for relief.

      Every little oddity seems magnified when you don't know what to expect.

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      If its extremely hot and anti inflammatories won't bring down the heat you should probably have it checked. I would try increasing my fluid intake substantially and add something like Aleve every 12 hrs and see if that plus ice and more rest will help.

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    All very much the ordinary. 6 weeks should be your very 1st benchmark which means you are underwaybut have a ways to go. Take the pain meds as needed, ice, elevate, and increase your hydration. Keep up the exercise without thinking you have to punish yourself. Things will happen but only on your s schedule, not someone elses.

    Nice name...same as my oldest daughters

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      Ah! Thank You! Doctors don't tell you what to expect might happen after surgery. Thank goodness for your help!

      Thank you for the compliment on my name. You don't hear many people that have it! Very special!!

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    If that's your zip code, were close...mines 66061

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      Mmmmmm....Texas.  Moving here to the warm climate put my TKR off for 6 years and has certainly been good to the whole 4 1/2 pounds of metal in my body.  Can't imagine what it would be like back in Joisey...  Found 3/4 of an acre 20-minutes west of Fort Worth.  Very country (the place, not the horrid music...I'm a blues bassist) but close to FTW and Dallas,  Love it.

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      Hudson Oaks...the "hole" in the "donut" of Weatherford...I'm a mile from the lake.  15 minutes from FTW; under an hour to get to "D".  Cowtown is waaaaay more laid back than Dallas.  Lots more "country" out here than in the city.  Everything you could possibly want within 10 minutes, no traffic, no city taxes...just a nice, quieter place.  My knee doc is 15 minutes away in FTW and my spine guy is an extra 10 (hospital area, a little more "downtown"wink.  The "warmth" is great because the humidity is a lot lower than back in NY/NJ.  There, it would be 95 degrees and 95% humidity.  So much better here.  No more moving...done with that...

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