Has anybody experienced a stabbing pain when trying to do bending exercises after a total knee replacement?
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I had a total knee replacement 3 weeks ago and after 2 weeks the intense pain subsided and I can now control the pain relatively easily. My problem arises with the exercises! I can straighten , am fairly mobile, can walk albeit with a bit of a limp but find bending beyond about 85/90 degrees excruciating. I can describe as a pain akin to being stabbed although I've never been stabbed. My physio tells me I need to push through the pain which I understand as have done so on many occasions in the past but this, I feel is different otherwise why can't I do what it seems is a normal expectation. So I went to the GP for a pain management chat. When I mentioned the stabbing pain and a burning pain sometime during the night he was concerned enough to perscribe medication for nerve damage as they do cut through the nerve. I've been on this new meds for 2 days and am beginning to feel more confident as I think I am bending beyond 90 degrees already. I'm hopeful this is the answer as I really want to do it right. My question is, has anyone else experienced the same problem after knee replacement?
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