Knee replacement with thigh muscle seizing up

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Had knee replacement last week - went well was up to 90 degrees at end of week- Saturday woke up to a full blown muscle seizure that will not allow me to do range of motion exercises- feels like there is an ice pick in my thigh! I got to 80 degrees after that but insanely painful.

Therapist says deep massage would be useful since he feels deep knots, but am on blood thinners . Any thoughts?

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    Hi,

    You can get an electrical massager from the drug store or pharmacy and it can help with the knots. It helped me.

    Good luck!

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    Hi,

    You can get an electrical massager from the drug store or pharmacy and it can help with the knots. It helped me.

    Good luck!

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    Take Magnesium supplements along with Calcium and zinc.  Epsom Salt baths when you can again bath.  Wear knee length socks to bed for warmth.
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    Advances. setbacks and plateaus...all are part of the recovery.  Be prepared to experience the full range.

    Voltaren Gel (RX in the US, generic diclofenac elsewhere) might be helpful but NOT on the incision!!!  Great anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

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