Night pain

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I am 5 months in on LTKR, my knee feels pretty good right now aside from the stiffness. I recently started sleeping with no night pain, then lowest week it started all over again. Both my knees have pain at night so I get about 3 1/2 hrs sleep. My right knee was originally not as bad as left, which was bone on bone, now it is acting up too. Getting it xray on the 26th. But my real question is why am I getting night pain again???😕

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    I suspect since you had so little pain you started to overdo your activity. At 3 weeks out I decided to cut way down on pain meds. I was so excited that I wasn't drowsy all day and I could be more active. After a few days I was slammed with the pain again. It's your body saying Stop please! I'm not healed yet! Try slowing down and take ibuprofen or something at night until you are sleeping without pain again. Hope things get better again.

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    I suspect since you had so little pain you started to overdo your activity. At 3 weeks out I decided to cut way down on pain meds. I was so excited that I wasn't drowsy all day and I could be more active. After a few days I was slammed with the pain again. It's your body saying Stop please! I'm not healed yet! Try slowing down and take ibuprofen or something at night until you are sleeping without pain again. Hope things get better again.

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    Linda is right, as you heal you do more & pain comes back.

    I had rTKR 17 months ago but still get the pain at night if I overdo it. 

    Just ease back a bit & start again. You will find as time goes on the pain & swelling will subside in your TKR knee. I hope the other one becomes a little less painful as the replaced knee gets stronger.

    Marilyn 

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    Hi Deb.I am at 5 months ltkr as well.I have gone through all the usual pains and nerve pain etc.I was starting to feel better then I started back driving again.My knee got sore again all around the kneecap.I tried to rest more and it got a bit better.Then some of the swelling started to soften and I started getting more pain at night.I went back to resting my knee on a pillow and it helped.My other knee was also very sore from all the limping but I try to elevate my legs as much as possible and it's helping.Take painkillers for a while at night until it settles again and don't overdo things

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