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Well it’s been a little over 2 weeks since my PKR, patella femoral compartment.  ROM is very good, Pain is so, so. PT person says I’m doing really well, so well I’m fact he keeps adding in harder and harder exercises.  I understand but thinking he shouldn’t do so much one day that I can hardly walk the next; one day this week my knee looked like a balloon and was swollen down to my toes.  Took a whole day to get that under control.  Going forward I am going to tell my PT guy to slow down but I’m paying him and it is my recovery and he is working/getting paid by me!

Still thinking I am way ahead only being 2 weeks out.  Lots of rambling here but just wanting to know if this experience is similar to what it should be at this point?

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    Be sure to speak up for yourself. If you don’t, know one will. Tell them how you are feeling. Good luck on your continued recovery.
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    It's up to you to let him know at what pace you want to proceed at. I am sure that given the feedback from you with respect to the swelling he will temper things accordingly!

    I remember my physio showing me little squats.

    "Mmmm", i said, "I will bear that in mind" 😊

    We both found it amusing.

    I did start doing them; they were just noticeably knee bends at first.

    I did literally three a couple of times a day, and that took all the will power I had because they were so difficult.

    She encouraged me to just push a little bit further than what I thought I could do, which is kind of part of their job really I guess.

    But yes, if your knee is blowing up it needs listening to!

    It may be a matter of doing the new exercises but just in smaller amounts...

    Congratulations so far!

    I was TKR, but I am sure similar challenges! Expectations vary a lot from country to country and professional to professional.

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    Hi ellen

    Pure and simple thats your knees way of saying to much to soon

    Do listen to it this ia a marathon not a sprint

    I wish you a very speedy recovery.

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    I would find a new PT person! The heck with this person, must be on an ego trip. I am very serious, I know that is not right!
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    You can do more harm to this knee that is trying to heal!
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