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Went for the second physio session and the physio said my leg was too swollen to do the exercises so she massaged it and boy did it hurt.  She recommended I see my doctor for water tablets as my 'good' leg was also swollen.  I am diabetic so this could be something to do with that.  I also managed to get an appointment with the Dr. this morning for more pain killers but now have to try and get another appointment tomorrow.  I have x-rays next week, the first appointment with the consultant the week after and then I go back to the physio...hopefully with better results. My bend is quite good but the straightening is not....worried about that.  But as she says once the swelling has gone down it will be better for excersing as the excersising at the moment is also causing swelling...catch 21.

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    Oh my, Hazel. Well, it sounds like you've got things figured out, now just to get that swelling down. Are you icing it a lot? I tended to only do it when the pain was too much, but should have done it a little more regularly. Sounds like you've got it under control as far as what to do. Keep us posted.
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    Hi Hazel my god not a good start but it will come good plenty off ice on the leg as much as possible. My straightening was 23 degrees I thought I would never get it straight but seven weeks later with great Physio and hard work I got it to a 3 and that was great ...hard work at home as well as in physio but it can be done... My other leg is 15 days post op and its 3 degrees now and bend is 100 just had my staples out today god it feels good ...good luck xx
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    I too have massive swelling which makes excercising next to impossible, I also have large bandaging. I completely understand your frustration, someone gave  me the advice that things will be much better when tissues and nerves heal. It is a very long slow process. Best wwishes
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