And more knee issues

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Ok, I am 3 weeks out from PKR, patella femoral.  All was going really well besides expected stiffness, swelling and Pain.  Only using a cane part time and finally slept thru the night for the first time.  PT has been going well; ROM was 123....until today.  One exercise was walking on my heels and had been doing it with no issues until today.  Now I have some pretty good Pain right above my kneecap and on either side with flexing,  therapist thinks that I have strained my quad tendon and told me to ice, elevate and stay off it for a few days.  This really has be bummed and wondering if I should call my Dr.?

Anyone else have this experience?

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    No.  Follow your PT's advice.  Overworking the knee is very common in a recovery.  I did 8,200+ steps on my pedometer at 5 weeks and ended up with a "knee balloon"!!!  After that, I checked my steps religiously and never had a reoccurrence. 

    In a knee recovery, there are advances, setbacks and plateaus...it is NOT a linear path.  The setbacks are easy...just back off, recover and resume.  The plateaus are the worst.  I got stuck at -4 for many weeks before breaking through.

    What you are going through has no set timetable.  Therefore, expectations and the word "should" are banished from your recovery.  You will be better when you are better...no one can tell you when and you cannot expect yourself to know either.  Time, patience and work...

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