Manipulation

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I had a knee replacement 3 months ago and my knee wouldn't bend so I had a manupulation I was so scared because I was told how painful it was it wasn't bad at all and I have lots more movement in my knee I would tell anyone who needs one to get it. It improved my mobility so much. 

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    thanx theresa, this is what im scared of. i am not doing bad then, i suppose. can bend my knee pushing it back with the other foot, with psin & a lot of effort & i am only 8 days post op. take care lovely xx
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      Nanny, it sounds like you are doing ok. Try using a sheet of Greese proof paper under your foot , so it slides easier . I used to push it back further with my hands .
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    Hi - I found putting my foot in a small carrier bag or plastic bag worked really well and then holding the leg in the bent position with my other foot.  I also found massaging the knee with oil before doing these exercises made a huge difference - and now 3 months later still do that before exercising.  Good luck.
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    thanx theresa. i usually put a slippery dinner tray under my foot, lol. i have carpets & this allows me to slide my foot. its hard anyway, as i have spinal stenosis, so the pain throbs in my knee & back while doing exercises. never mind. all set to try us, lol. thanx again huni xx
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    Could you bend your knee before surgery?

    I'm 76 and my knee which had OA before hip replacement is now worse since .new hip job...body becomes out of alignment with new parts, and OFTEN leg(s) become shorter....some complain of longer.... I had hip done in late 2010.

    I can bend my knees and doing everything within my power to NOT do replacement of knees.....just can't go thru that, the thought makes me shudder.

    We have an MD on our radio here on weekends, I'm in Southern Calif., and he says as long as one can bend knee, there is cartlidge there...

    Doing these knee replacements, our knees are gutted of everything, cartlidge included.....do you feel this is true.

    I take collagen supplements and acupuncture and thinking about Prolotherapy for the worst knee, Prolo is a protocol where in injections of solutions are injected to HELP rebuild tissue and strengthen ligaments and tendson and hence strenthen knee.

    There are 3 type solutions: dextrose, the mildest; PRP (plasma rich platlets) where your own blood is taken from arm and spun and platlets removed and injected in problem joints...and stem cells are the latest form and allegedly the MOST effective and most costly. Insurance does not pay YET....if it ever will can't say.... This is called regenerative therapy.

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      hiya joy. i agree with you. my surgeon said the knee is totally gutted. i am 2 weeks post op today & have never in my life, suffered pain like it since my op. the nurses, drs said a knee replacement is soooooooo much worse than a hip replacement. although the thought of either makes me shudder. you take care, julie x
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    I agree.  I am 3 weeks post TKR today.  I only had 62 ROM prior to my manipulation that I had May 4.  I am 90 not, and hope to be better and better.  They put you out, so there is no need to fear pain.........especially since all of us have already gone thru a knee replacement. I would recommend it, and it is nothing to be afraid of.
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