Advice on getting more flexibility in your knee after TKR

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I am 5weeks post op after TKR . Struggling to get more flexibility in knee .I do exercisestake my pain meds but one doc says been on them a while now. And consultant I saw today said take your pain meds and push through with your exercises and see me in 4 weeks I'm just in tears as I have tried so hard so wore out by it all . Any advice would be good .

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    Aww I totally sympathise I'm 8 Weeks TKR My Bend is Ok 80 but Much Pain on Bending

    I'm still on Morphine Sulphate at night 10mls

    Give it TIME🙂

    This is my 2nd TKR on my other knee (12 years ago now )

    I must say I don't remember SO Much Stiffness and Swelling at 8 Weeks

    12 years older 😯😯 Everyone is different My PT is very kind to me and tells me not too worry too much at this stage and gentle regular exercise is just as good pushing hard 😯

    Loads of Encouragement on here try not to get too down

    IT TAKES TIME

    M 🙂

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      Hi LesleyAnn Well everyone is different the letter from my Consultant states this could be between 3/6 months even up to 12 months 😮 It's daunting isn't it

      As I mentioned I can't recall this "Stiffness" with my 1st Knee Replacement 😔

      If your scar is healing well gently massage some Bio-Oil I do twice a day for at least 10 minutes it temporarily helps and also with the Scar Tissue

      Try to keep upbeat

      I try So hard To each day

      😊😊

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    Work through the pain, but not to the point where it's just way too much.  

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