Compresion socks

Posted , 9 users are following.

Day 12 after TKR pain still not under control on cocodamol very sick on them.Also leg was so swollen could not get the stocking on for a couple of days not sure how long to keep the sock on for ? Im 67 male

0 likes, 24 replies

Report / Delete

24 Replies

Next
  • Posted

    Hello

    those tablets made feel sick too. I couldn't eat anything for 3 days

    also Iwas told to wear the stockings for 6 weeks

    i'm just over my 3 weeks so halfway there.

    good luck 

    Jean 

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    You should keep the stockings on for 6 weeks until you have your check up. I found ibuprofen better for the swelling and ice.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I don't go back to see my surgeon until my 8th week as he's on holiday does anyone know if I need to keep the stockings on until I've seen him??
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Can you ask your GO for stronger pain relief?

    Since my motorbike accident I've been on MST morphine sulphate. When I have my knee replacement on 16th Oct I'm hoping to stay on these until the ligament repairs ops on other knee 

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Thank you

    I didn't fancy wearing them for 8 weeks I'm just over half way there 3 weeks and 3 days and counting

    Thank you

    Jean

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I guess I'm a little luckier than you as it's now coming up to Autumn here 

      but I really hate wearing them..

      I'm also having good and bad days with the pain one day it seems easier then the next day it's back with a vengeance.

      jean

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    They are important so we need to grin and bear them....they are gone before we know it...I had to use them with hip replacement too.

    NOW, I've been taking Grape Seed Extract for 19 yrs and this antioxidant does address ALL edema issues....

    WHen I went to surgery I had to go off any blood thinners for 5 days, and probably 2 days after replacement, I went back on my Grape Seed Ex....as they do keep blood thinned out.

    These are ALL around powerful antoixidants that address so much in our bodies and mainly work on CIRCULATION.

    You can do a google on Fluid Retention and Grape Seed Extract.

    NOW, if one takes a pharma blood thinner then can't take both... I'm sure with TKR your surgeon has you on a blood thinner for I don't know how long and the compression hose....my surgeon here in the U.S. had me on aspirin therapy for 3 weeks after as I recall.....

    So give this some thought as this powerful antioxidant does reduce edema issues.

    I've been working with supplements for about 25 yrs for my health...I'm 76.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    None of the consultants at my hospital use them at all. They stopped them last year. Just the stomach jabs for four weeks.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    It's stockings for 6 weeks. Ask your GP for stronger meds . You need to get the pain bearable to do the exercises . Keep icing your knee . Wrap it right around the back  too ..the pain us bad , but should start to improve soon 
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    text book answer is 6 weeks. but to be honest, since i started working again after 3 weeks, i couldn't see myself coming in with the stockings as it would make sitting even more uncomfortable, so my specialist gave his nod of approval to leave them off. i am assuming you are taking blood thinning medication? or jabbing yourself?

    by the way, the best thing if your leg swells up is a lymph massage. makes a HUGE difference. not painful in the least and gets all the fluids moving again. from one day to the next my swelling went down by 2 cm in circumference.

    good luck and hang in there, it does get better!

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I have used lymph massage,learned from my osteopath, since my dressing came off.At 3 weeks I only have a small amount of swelling around the knee and nowhere else.
      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up