physiotherapy

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Had physio today what a nightmare .my bend is up to 64 from 56 last week. I have what seems to be bruising on outside of leg and it's red at times and tender. So they were concerned may be an infection ,but they said just speak to surgeon next week .But the nurse pushed my knee as far back as she could I nearly jumped through the roof in pain .I left in agony .Now have to go 2 times a week and do exercise every hour to try and get me up . Told her I keep feeling as if my wound is bleeding but nothing there . just part of knee op she said nothing to worry about .I'm 6 weeks op .Any one else still having problems with bend and physio

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    Six weeks is very soon after your op , you will have good days and bad days . Physio and exercise are very important , as is your pain relief , try to control the pain rather than wait until it gets severe . Moisturise your scar , don't expect your recovery to be the same as others , it may be better or it may be worse . Remember recovery is a journey not a race , but you will win in the end .

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    If you're concerned about infection check your temp to see if your temp is normal and also see your doctor and ask him to run all your bloods and to check your inflammation markers.  Don't wait until you see the surgeon, see your GP.

     

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    We all went through this.  When these "Dungeon Masters From the Inquisition" really start cranking on that knee to break up the scar tissue, the roof isn't high enough.  Lots of people take their opioid an hour before PT and then have someone drive them (DO NOT DRIVE on those meds).  The pre-medication works for a lot of people.  You've only started.  I did 2X/week for 10 weeks.  Went from -14 / +84 to a post-PT -1 / +123.  That was a lot of work and a lot of pain.  I'm now 17 months post-op and I'm 0 / +133.  It's worth it in the end.

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