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Knee Problems

Also known as Baker's Cyst, Chondromalacia, Housemaids Knee, Meniscus Injury, TKR - Total Knee Replacement

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  • TKR and realistic expectations

    hello all - a google search led me here. I am scheduled for a total knee (right) on Monday. A bit of background. i'm 60 y/o male, of average weight. long history of right knee issues. two scopes for torn medial meniscus -1st in '94, 2nd maybe 10 years ago or so. last 3 years knee starting &# …

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  • Pain

    Is it wrong to put knee support’s back on after a TKR  I’m in so much pain this evening I don’t know what to do with myself 😓

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  • 8 months on

    I’m now 8 months from my TKR and Osteotomy. My world is so different.  I can now walk short distances with minimal pain.  I can go upstairs normally forvfirst time in years. Down hill is still an issue but getting there.  My advise to anyone is have as many Physio sessions as …

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  • Stuff with pain

    I am nearly at one-year anniversary 17th and have had really no issues that were odd or unexpected until now. The last two weeks began doing elliptical settings at 6 -8 for vertical and 12 for resistance. I don't just for 1 hour 5 days a week. Went out just to walk today limei use too but knee …

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  • More Good News and well the usual as well!!

    Had my 2nd Outpatient PT today. Took 1 pill before going ( really glad I did !!! ) Not on a bike yet but on machine where you sit push your legs forward and back for 5 minutes not too bad. Did some stretching Therapist checked my ROM 131Degrees on my own no straining last week 125. All that is …

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  • Post total knee replacement

     Post total knee replacement I had my right knee replacement April 17. I awake with moderate knee pain.  After riding stationary bike for 10-12 minutes pain increases until I take pain meds. Is this what to expect.? Thanks  ?   

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  • Knee problems! Anyone got simular?

    So i fell down a hole last year stopping my nans dog getting humped on a walk. I have to have 2 different surgeries So i have patella alta Lateral patellar maltracking Hypermobility Instability Also ACL problems How do people cope! Im doing physio every week but im so fed up!!! I got …

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  • TKR failures

    Just wondered what are the main causes of knee replacements failing? Is it because of infection? Or just bad surgeons ? Anyone know 

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  • Pain when bending knee backwards 5 months after knee replacement

    I had total knee replacement in March 2018 and although I am very pleased with the outcome, I am having trouble when bending my knee backwards, for example, going downstairs or getting out of a car. I have been going to the gym twice a week and aqua aerobics once and have no problems apart from the …

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  • RTKR 7 months ago, terrific back pain

    7 months on and although I have a very good range of movement, my legs are very weak, still need to pull myself up with furniture,, have been experiencing severe low right side back pain, and soreness in left knee, I was on the list to have a lLTKR and wondering if back pain could be linked. …

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  • One year and counting

    I hope I get some replies because I feel like I’m losing my mind. One year ago I had my right knee replaced. I’ve seen the surgeon for a yearly check up. He tells me X-rays are beautiful and knee looks and feels perfect. GP looks at it, says the same.  I have made arrangements to have left …

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  • Exercise and movie - pain!

    I'm 8 weeks post tkr on right, left 1.5 yrs ago. Been doing PT 2X week and started back at my gym last week. I did a good workout for my knee at the gym yesterday (PT stuff) for a good 40 min., put a lot of effort into it. Was sore this morning, then sat at a movie for an hour and 45 min. …

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  • TKR .

    I had a TKR on the right leg on July of last year 2017. Since then I have 7 infections on my right calf , CELLULITIS,  my leg now resembles a side of corned beef, (yuk), my leg and knee are still swollen although not as bad as just after the operation. At one time my knee actually saw/felt …

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  • Possible light in the far distance

    had tkr 14 weeks ago and have had a terrible 3 months from a very bad bleed after 10 days to then not being allowed to do exercises so only had 30 degrees flex and had a MUA 4 weeks ago followed by virtually daily Physio. anyway 8 days ago I managed for the first time to be able to have my leg in …

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  • ACL injury

    Subtle patchy marrow edema is seen in the lateral tibial condyle with resolving fracture line. In comparison to previous mri further regression of marrow edema and healing of fracture line of lateral tibial condyle can be seen. No new lesions" this is what my mri of june 2018 says. Xray is …

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  • Knee pain

    7 weeks on seen  registrar yesterday who said the knee will take up to 6 months to heal why on earth did they say six weeks .  My physio said that the fluid needed draining off but he disagreed and said it would go in time .   Today I have started to use ginger essential oil as …

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  • pain after 4 years

    i have had both knees  tkr and  1st one 4 yrs  ago has never been right  2nd one  2 yrs  ago is not so bad== been back to specialist  many  times and spent heaps of money with xrays  etc and in the finish they dont know what it is so they just tell …

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  • 1 year after TKR and not better

    I had my TKR 1 year ago this coming September. I feel like I am almost worse now then before the surgery. The bone on bone pain is gone but I have a large amount of swelling around the knee, a lipoma on the right side of the knee, and the pain is so intense on some days that I don't want to …

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  • One week post TKR

    Wow what a ride surgery went great then coded medication reaction they said, ribs broke during compression! Finally home and doing ok I guess! Walking and doing exercises, PT at home starting next week so we will see! I’m already bored and I’m at one week Surgery last Friday! Any suggestions or …

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  • TKR ROM Work At Home

    This is for everyone but especially for those who can't afford PT or are too far away to travel to one.  Remember: The goal is to break up the forming scar tissue.  Screw the pain...do the work!!!  You want to walk with a limp the rest of your life? #0... Warmup: Nothing beats …

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  • Knee pain not going away :(

    I’ve been resting for 10 days now and the pain is still there. It would usually improve in 10 days, it always has, but not this time. Makes me feel so angry and hopeless. I don’t want to leave the rest of my life in pain and on the sofa.  I finally get to see my doctor on Friday but I have a …

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  • hi all, been recovering from a LTKR for 4 months

    Probably do not exercise quite enough. However recently been swollen slightly on the outside/numb side of my knee and feeling that nerve pain burning in my knee cap and over the side. It was feeling better a week or two ago - this is new and I am a bit stiffer and having pain again. I have not …

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  • Stem cell

    I successfully had THR Oct 30 2017 I eventually will need my other hip and possibly my knees replaced. I'm trying to investigate the current status of stem cell therapy in lieu of jont replacement surgery.  I know that it is not approved by Medicare and my surgeon says there is only about …

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  • 7 WEEKS AND COUNTING

    I sincerely hope no one here goes thru the B/S I have been thru with my knee. Yes I am well aware of how a knee replacement hurts believe me it sucks but for those that think this is the worst they have ever felt sorry to inform you your wrong have as many surgeries as I have had I would bet money …

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  • 1 year check up

    It's been a little while since I've been on here. I still read the posts that people make on here. Had my 1 year check up last week. The Doctor was pleased with my bend and check up. I told him that I was still having a weak muscle at the top of knee. He said that that muscle they slice …

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  • Knee Swelling and possible RA ?

    Hi, I've been suffering with heart palpitations and fatigue for about 5 years now.  I had knee swelling not that long ago, went to GP and was told it may just be wear and tear as she felt clicking. Looked it up to find she meant arthritis. I'm worried as I am only 25 and don't …

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  • Pain

    I'm 7 months post TKR, I had an manipulation at the end of March, I'm not going to lie, it hasn't been easy! Over the Last 3 weeks I've been experiencing bad pain swelling and pain behind the knee, when I walk it's feels so heavy. I'm icing and elevating and also back on my …

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  • suggestions on stretching exercises

    Hi all it's been 61/2 no since my rtkr and I have to say I am doing much better but my problem now is my back since surgery my alignment has been off and I have been going to a chiropractor I'm getting better but still have back pain and shooting pain down my right leg my chiropractor …

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  • Another day of misery!!

    One thing is for sure no matter how many times you have your knee replaced it never gets any easier nor does the pain get any less, I think the opposite is true. Each time you have surgery on the same knee its a little bit more involved then the last each time the pain is a little more intense and …

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  • medial tear & cyst

    Apologies if this isn't the right forum. Just wanted to see if others have gone through the experience I am at the moment. Or others might be able to offer thoughts and advice. I am/was awaiting surgery for knee arthroscopy to fix a medial tear and to remove a medial cyst. Gone threw all …

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  • Swollen knees

    Lets start from the beginning.  1 year and 3 months ago I torn my meniscus in my right knee. I was not able to get surgery until 6 months after the incident. so for 6 months I was limping and lost some muscle mass on my right side and gained more on my left.  Once the surgery was …

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