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4 weeks today since TKR surgery. The knee can be very 'tight' at times (almost all the time) even after flexing & straightening exercises. Flexibility is improving week by week, little by little. Pain relief is now 500mg Naproxin after breakfast & evening meal and 500mg Paracetamol, sometimes 2, sometimes just 1 - depending what's planned and what I need to get up to.
For at least couple weeks almost every time I wake-up my leg goes very tight (from calf to groin) just like a cramp and can be very painful, specially the knee, typically lasting few seconds up to couple of minutes. At first I assumed it's the pain waking me up although feels like pain hits immediately after waking. No difference how I lay, which is mostly on my back. Leg doesn't feel cool in any way so I guess blood circulation is OK. If there is a known remedy to avert waking up with this pain I will appreciate knowing, please? Thank you.
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