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I am male 58yrs old. I had my left knee replaced in feb 2012 recovery was long and painful with sleepless nights and long days of pain but I got through . The important things in my opinion are theses..... regular light exercises pain control and the regular use of ice . Good tip here buy a strip of tubular support bandage onto knee opening at top buy 3 cool box ice blocks and when required slip them into the pouch created by the bandage position as required elevate and relax . Do this site few times per day and night if required. ..... Now I have just had my rIght knee replaced and 2 weeks in haverror very little pain or swelling. ...I don't go to PT I did once and came home in agony never again . So I do my exercises every day at my pace and increase as I become stronger I don't ever hurt myself or cause more pain ... so my recipe for success is
3.daily light exercises keep that joint moving
4.rest it's not a race
5.get your partner to massage your leg it's heaven and it helps.
6.use bio oil on the scar
7.remember your new knee is your friend use it . The pain will go and you will get your life back ...
POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
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