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have anyone tried taking CBD oil? I heard it's helpful in stiff legs.

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    I've heard the same. the cost is my preventative. I simply don't have finances for that sort of thing. You see clearly how conniving our gov is...once approved you'll pay big. comfort and relief for the fortunate few. it's all about the $$

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    Hello, I've tried CBS pain cream prior to my surgery and it did help, but every one is different.

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    didn't help me at all. I have tried the salve and the liquid drops, and does nothing. And yes, it's a little pricey, but I have spending $$ every month for this and that, so comparatively speaking, its a flush........ and I might add, I buy it from a pharmacy, behind the counter, so it' pure.... even has 3% THC in it.... still doesn't help my knee replaced knee, which is still hurting 20 months post op.....

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    I tried it in chocolate but didnt notice any relief but i know a professional athlete who takes it in capsule form and says it helps.

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    Hi. I'm new here. Haven't had the knee replacement but will need it soon. I use a hemp oil. Not the same thing, but does offer some relief. Also have a knee brace, but that needs constant adjusting.

    Best to you.

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    CBD from Hemp was cheaper than CBD from Marijuana plant actually Hemp has more CBD than Pot. Still expensive but at the time I didn't care was desperate for relief. CBD cream has worked on the knee directly for discomfort.You have to use it daily. One little container at 40.00 lasted for 2 months. Don't need it anymore. CBD oil a few drops under the tongue helps me sleep at night. Also expensive. There are many alternatives some with prescriptions some OTC, that may be cheaper. I was buying chocolate bars with both CBD and THC in them price was 12.00 a bar the size of a Hershey bar that was in June. you would break off one square. at night before bed. The bar would last a week, Wonderful results. The same bar is now 35.00 . Not in my budget anymore.

    Every week the price would go up I think at the whim of shop owner. Cash only hmmm! the state gov wants their cut I bet they are not getting it

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    I was recently diagnosed with RA and I've used CBD cream on my hands and shoulders and it's really helped with my joint pain.

    With my knee, not at all. Although, I've had a TKR, an infection with implant removal and a revision. So I wouldn't really expect much to help given all the the"trauma" to my knee.

    I will say this about the CBD- it definitely depends on the quality. Ive tried a few and they are not all equal. The good ones are pricey. I found a great cream out of Tampa, FL. They will send free samples which is a great way to try their product. But not sure if I'm allowed to mention it by name here.

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      Before my TKR my knee cap was on the side but no mobilty problems. After my surgery the surgeon said during surgery that my knee cap kept falling to the side but that hed made adjustments to stabilize it. At 4 weeks i felt something snap. i could do all physio but i couldnt do leg raises. At my next appointment i was prescribed a brace to push the knee cap into place. It didnt work and surgery was the next step. i said i wanted to see a surgeon who specialized in my problem....as my surgeon had earlier said he hadnt seen this in years. i asked to go to an orthopedic hospital. At this point my knee was very swollen and in order to walk i had to kick my leg out. Within the first month I knew there was something wrong. I spoke to o my GP ans she said 20% of TKRs were not successful. I had asked her for a second opinion and she said the referral would have to come from the surgeon. Everyone said it takes time to heal but i knew that my progress was not normal.

      My new surgeon from my xrays was shocked that i could walk as well as i did and that i was able to work out at the gym. Within a month of seeing him he did my surgery...he said it was urgent. The xrays showed my leg was crooked . I now have another knew knee. I was in the hospital for 6 days and my leg has a full brace to keep the leg straight till the muscles that have stitches on the side of the knee heal. Im not to bend it more than 60 degrees. I have my 3 week check up this week. A revision is a slower process. i havent started physio just doing exercises as home. What has really surprised me is I m almost pain free this surgery but im sure once i start bending the knee i wont be saying this.I was really excited to be able to do leg raises right after surgery.

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      Sorry to hear about your issues Jean, I feel fortunate that mine has gone as well as it has. It was a miserable first two weeks, but I'm making progress.

      I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, so joint issues are not uncommon for me. About five years ago both knees started aching out of the blue, it was really painful standing/sitting and climbing stairs. I'd had right knee issues in the past, but never more than a day or two. They never did figure out what caused this to flare up. Then about three years ago I fell down stairs and wrecked the remaining cartilage in that right knee. It swelled for about 6 months after that, but it finally subsided and I could walk without too much grief.

      Othropaedic surgeon #1 was a tool who prescribed PRP, which only drained my wallet. He would not operate. So I asked my doctor for a second referral, which took almost two years. As soon as surgeon #2 saw the x-rays he wanted to operate. The surgery wait was 7 months, but it was worth it. This guy has a personality and is head of Orthopaedics for a major hospital.

      The surgery was 90+ minutes. The surgeon brought me around right after surgery to give me the prescription for the cryotherapy machine. My only question was, can I get the hell out of here today? He said yes. I had some drama with the floor warden to let me out, but the surgeon overruled her.

      Day 2 was pretty good, I was actually walking short distances without my cane.

      Day 3 the swelling had started and things started turning black and blue from the pressure. By Day 4 I was at the ER as the swelling was worse and I was concerned that it was infected. The nurses were sure it was infected, but the Orthopaedic Resident said it was just unhappy. This resulted in a surgery follow-up for day 10.

      Day 5 I started using the cryotherapy machine, which had arrived the day before when I was at the ER. My leg went from elephant size and purple to swollen double size in 3 days.

      The accidents:

      I was lying in bed one morning when the grocery delivery arrived, so I threw my legs over the edge of the bed, but the rest of my body went with me. I ended up on all fours next to the bed. I was still focused on the groceries, so I did a 10 second parts diagnostic and scurried downstairs to get the groceries. The knee was a little achy later in the day, but nothing horrible

      I bought one of those raised toilet seats, but I have bowel issues, so the first few uses were not fantastic. So I took it off for a while, but I ended up getting my leg caught behind me a bit when I sat down. This made me really sore for a couple of days. The physiotherapist thinks I probably 'loosened' some scar tissue, so no serious issues. I put the raised seat back on after this and sent the bombardier for retraining.

      Day 10 I had my early post surgery follow-up. I got my staples out and they were really pleased with the colour and flexibility of my leg. I could bend it 115 degrees.

      The usual progress after that. My bendiness has not improved a lot, but at least I'm able to maintain my progress from day to day and not have to start over each morning. I still have some swelling, as I don't have a kneecap yet, but my foot is almost back to normal. I've been riding the bike more, although I was walking as early as week 2. Next week is week 4 and my physiotherapist wants me to stop using my stick. I'm a little surprised by this and going down stairs will be an exception.

      I CAN'T WAIT TO TAKE A BATH!!!

      Sorry to hijack your thread Jean,

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      Glad you high jacked my thread. I am 19 days post TKR revision but very pleased with my progress to date. I dont take any pain killers during the day and only at night when all the nerves start firing up. In hind sight i wish I had pushed my surgeon sooner for a second opinion.

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    My knee revision was at the

    end of this month in 2018. So its been just about a year.

    I feel your pain in regards to your multiple TKR's. Not fun.

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    Hi, I've been using it after my TKR, because I had significant swelling and the hydromorphone they prescribed was useless.

    I'm not sure the CBD helped with stiffness or inflammation , but it did help with the pain. I've found magnesium oil helpful in the past, but I can't say it did much for my knee. The surgeon prescribed one of those cryotherapy machines that the sports teams use for my swelling, it made a huge difference and I was ahead of the curve at 2 weeks.

    I'm in Canada, so I can buy my weed from the government. It's not cheap, but not too horrible. Don't believe that this stuff is tasteless BTW. Yuck!

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