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14 weeks ago I had a right knee total replacement. My recovery has been remarkable. Other than waking with stiffness, and having my knee swell after P.T. I am well on my way to totally believing I did the right thing getting this done. Now, here is my issue. Last week I took my grandsons to Sea World. On Tuesday I walked around about 5 hours when my knee became so stiff I almost couldn't walk. I feared I was going to be unable to drive home. The pain however is NOT near my knee. It's in my left frontal area below the right knee, the area right before it turns into the calf muscle. I made it home, applied ice and took it easy with my leg elevated that evening. Upon waking the next day, it was still swollen and painful so I took it easy. On Thursdsy, I did the same trip again with the other grsndson with about the same hours walking. Once again, my leg became swollen, painful and really stiff. Here it is Sunday evening and it still looks like someone pumped up my leg. It's really not pain, except if I touch certain areas, but very uncomfortable. I was worried about a blood clot, )however, it's not red or warm to the touch. Has anyone else experienced something like this so far post surgery? I have therapy tomorrow and am dreading it due to how stiff it is and hard to walk. Thoughts????
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