Knee replacement pain 1 year later

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i have knee pain still after 1 year after my replacement stiil swells any one else?

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    I am almost 10 months after surgery, December 10, 2018, and still have swelling and tightness, especially with my left knee. I had bilateral total knee replacement, and even though my right knee was the worst knee before surgery, my left knee has now become the most painful. Have tried everything, chiropractor, massage, accupunture, physio, but nothing seems to help. I have heard that it will eventually go away but can be a year to two years before it is no longer an issue.

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    i am 1 year out. I have pain if on my feet too long and stiffness if I drive a bit. I am stiff every evening as well no matter what. I am just doing my walking, spinning, etc, it is much better than it was 4 months ago.

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    I am 10 months into a TKR and can only walk with a Walker because of knee pain that occurs only when I try to put my full weight on the leg.

    However, the pain seems to be decreasing faster lately and I am hoping that I can walk with a stick by Christmas.

    Good luck, Jim

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    It will be almost 2 years for both my knees. Right replacement in Jan 2018. all went well no issues, left knee was done in March 2018, nothing but stiffness.. Had a manipulation under anesthesia, doctor picture showed my knee bent all the way back, well I don't understand scar tissue but my left knee is only at a 100 degree., still tight and stiff.. I pray it goes away!!! But I can walk 5 miles a day with no pain, so I'm thankful for that, best of luck to you.. God Bless

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    Most people report feeling pretty good at 1 year with residual stiffness lasting up to 18 months. There are those who need two years to finish their recoveries just as there are those lucky few who are done in 6 weeks. Everyone is different...even those with two knees done report differences between their recoveries. No one knows why some generate more scar tissue than others or why there is so much variation in recovery time.

    Your recovery is your own and should not be compared to that of anyone else. You just have to keep doing the work. Even if you are fully recovered, you will always experience pain, swelling and stiffness if you don't keep the knee active. It's a lifelong recovery in many ways.

    Swelling usually occurs when you've pushed the knee too far any given day. I always recommend a pedometer (fit bit, smart watch, etc.) to track and graph your progress. Swelling one day? Back off, recover and then slowly increase your step count. Deep breath, embrace the recovery and get well.

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    If it's just when you have been doing a lot, ie walking and exercising, I think mine certainly did ache now and again. Now I am over two years post op it hardly ever aches.. though it would a bit if I walked for hours non stop. all the best.

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