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Hi. 6 weeks tomorrow. Knew I was having a difficult recovery. Nightmare pain levels. Nerve pain better- don't scream when the sheet touches my leg. Home pt for 5 weeks. Stiffness and swelling every morning.
SO.... Went to Sharp Rehabilitation Center Coronado, CA today for evaluation and outpatient pt. Took 2mg Dilaudid AND a Vicodin. Therapist was shocked. Could barely do anything today because of my pain level. Home therapist told me I was Zero- straight leg and 93 degrees flexion one week ago. Today I measured at -12 and 84 degrees???
Did testing and my mobility level was 22 - was told at this stage should be around 10. Considered serious fall risk.
Therapist said I presented like a patient 2 weeks after TKR.
PLEASE READ... Told her about my problems with my foot. Was like a dead fish when I was discharged. Concentrated on wiggling toes and... Nothing. Finally got some very little movement in the foot. She said that is NOT normal. Now wants me to be evaluated for hairline fracture and/or nerve damage.
Was told to stop walking except for bathroom and given 4 exercises to do EVERY 30 min. Says you only have a 6 week window to get most flexion and extension.
Most Shocking.... Was utterly shocked when I described excercises done with home therapy. She said that is the basic exercises you do for 2 weeks after discharge and then you start "real physical therapy"
Sorry this is so long... Really worried now. Have to be back at work in 5 weeks.
Please tell me if you had any foot problems after surgery and describe it.
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