Physical Therapy

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Hi Everyone,

I am 9 weeks post op and hit 120 today in PT. Of course the therapist aided me in getting there. I am thinking even though he helped get me there it’s still a very good and healthy knee made it. On Tuesday I was at 115 with some help. They assigned me now this guy and since being with him I have been getting a bit further in my bend.


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  • Posted

    I was 13-weeks post op when I finished PT at -1 / +123 (from starting at -14 / +84).  It takes time and work.  Hitting 120 at 9 weeks is excellent.  Keep it up!!!
    • Posted

      thanks but that was with help of aid lol I am trying so hard but feels like there might be light at end of tunne. It's a distant light still but it's there. 

      You too have made excellent progress by those numbers smile something to be proud of smile

    • Posted

      When you start seeing the light and the pain is receding, you'll realize that the light is NOT an oncoming train!!!  It just takes

    • Posted

      Indeed! Hahaha one day at a time and there are a lot of them smile nice thing though is being able to get a glimpse of what goodness lies ahead. This is a true gift after all these weeks. 
    • Posted

      Today, I was on with another Forum member who was celebrating his 1 year anniversary.  His mention that the incredibly fast progression back to normal for him in the 10-12 month range really surprised him.  After all the pain and all the work, there are better times ahead.  Just keep working at it...time will do the rest.
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    My best therapy was what I did on my own. I did therapy religiously.

    When I had my first knee replacement, I had a therapist that scared me to death. She said if I didn’t bend my knee, etc. I would have to

    go back and have another surgery. I was at 120 bend after 9 days.

    I had knee replacement August 3. I was at 105 within 5 days . I was at 132 after 3 weeks. 

    The surgeon couldn’t believe it . I knew that I was not going back for more surgery. 

    After 3o days, which I did not have therapy for 3 weeks due to surgeon’s office, I have not had any therapy. Again, I do the therapy on my own. 

    I even forget that I had both knee surgeries.

    The first 6 weeks were hell. All of a sudden

    things turned around, thank God. Power

    of prayer is amazing.

    I wish you the best. Knee surgery is awful. I thank God that I don’t have a 3rd. Knee. I had to have the 2 surgeries. Don’t want to ever do it again.

    • Posted

      Good grief you’re amazing! I could never have done what you have done. LOL congratulationssmile I am barely making the turn for the better now which I am grateful for immensely. You are a tough lady and an inspiration.

      Wishing you all the best for continued success

    • Posted

      Oh Mary Kay!! I am so with you on the grateful to have only 2 knees. Glad you are doing well!! I am Day 11 reaching all my goals and feeling so blessed!!!
    • Posted

      Thank you! Anyone that has had knee is

      amazing. I am 70 and I sure didn’t want to have the 2nd one.

      I am truly blessed. I hope the best to you. One main thing is my husband. He has been a God send. He has taken care of me 100%. I hope you are as fortunate as I am and have someone in your life that is there for you.

      God bless you!

      Mary Kay

    • Posted

      So happy you are doing so good. And yes I too have been blessed to have my husband take good care of me through this healing process. It’s so long and arduous I am very grateful. 
  • Posted

    That sounds great! Well done!
    • Posted

      Thank you! It's scary a bit for me cause PT guy is good but he helps get my knee   bent and it scares me a little. With his help got to 120 which I never thought I would see. Can't do it on my own but it helps me with everything else I think. Somethings are getting easier for now. wink

    • Posted

      Lovely to hear it! No rush..,it will come. Mine improved a lot around the 12 week mark... is it still swollen?
    • Posted

      Yes I still have swelling sad he wants me to be sure ice gets to back of knee as well!
    • Posted

      Well when that goes down your range of motion will automatically get better with no extra effort from yourself...Well, going on what happened with mine, I only speak from experience!

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