Knee surgery

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Hi guys please suggest me what to do.

I had my surgery on 25th of May 2018. I am feeling Continues Pain and not been able to lift my leg up and down. Even though I can walk with crutches but can’t lift my leg for any exercise. Anyone felt same ?

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    Hi - I had my knee arthroscopy carried out in Nov 14 and regret ever having it done - however - get some Arnica tablets from boots or health shop - I swear after taking 2 four times a day , within days it feels great - no pain, or discomfort- it's early days for you yet but try the Arnica ! Google it ?

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    Yes! It's very early on. You need to take it easy and rest, ice and elevate. Once the swelling is gone, you'll be able to do everything you used to. The muscle is weak, so you'll have to work on that once you're able. It takes a good 6 weeks to 3 months to feel normal again. Just be patient and don't rush it. Happy healing!

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    Hi, please try not to worry, it’s very very VERY early days for you. In my opinion the doctors should not tell people that they’ll be back on their feet, doing everything normal again, within days or weeks. It can take a lot longer for some. For me - several months, and & still not fully back to “normal” but I had some complications following my arthroscopy. However, reading this help page & the threads with similar questions will show you that the time frame for healing fully in fact varies hugely. As the previous lady said - ice your leg, keep it elevated and just go gently. Even though the incisions are small where they went into your knee, there is still damage done in there so you’ll be swollen - and the extra fluid from the swelling makes it sore and also will be preventing the muscles working properly (which is why you’ll struggle to do a straight leg lift at the moment) Just take your time and don’t push it too much. Don’t panic. It will come with time. It is very frustrating not being able to get about, or drive, get upstairs etc or be as independent as you were pre-op (if that’s the case while you’re leg is mending) so ask for as much help as you can, and just try to be patient. I hope things improve soon for you. 

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    I am into my 8th week post opp ACL reconstruction , (Surgery 23rd of April), went back to work after the fourth week, just desk work not normal duties for three weeks.  Everything was going fine until I woke up with massive swelling, stiffness and pain.  Did not do anything out of the normal that would have re-injured it. I think I went a back to work a little to early.  Now I am back on the couch elevating and icing my knee, have lost movement in the knee again.  Specialist drained the fluid in my knee and sent off a sample to the pathologist along with a blood sample, I have not heard back from him as yet, so I take that as good news.
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