Restless legs at night

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Hi, I have been on this forum before and think its wonderful.  I am now 16 weeks post TKR.  I am feeling reasonably good now and much stronger.  I still have the feeling of a tight band across my knee which can feel "tighter" on some days and not too bad on others but I feel I am walking almost normally now.   I have however noticed recently my legs feel very restless in the evening when watching tv.  The only thing that relieves it is if I sit on my Swiss ball and gently rock.  I have been told this is a nice way of exercising my knee.  Has anyone else experienced this.  Is it all part of the healing process?

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    Hi Greazel yep I get that also. I think it’s part and parcel of the process. I put an ice pack on my foot and seems to relive it a little. I’m at 8 weeks p/o now so have a long long way to go. I’ve just had to accept I will have  good days and not so good days but try to focus on the end result. A functioning knee 😊 I think acceptance of pain, aches, irritable is a must for you’re own sanity 😂😂😂😂 

    Hopefully it will ease off for you soon 😊

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    Greazel

    Glad you are doing better, just wish I was there. Tired of investing so much time with my knee.  I have had two meniscus surgeries and now TKR so it’s been three years of a long ride and still not better.  Done with surgery as I will do other therapies.  I can’t go thru this again!!! Not worth it to me!

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      Hi I am on the waiting list to have the other knee done hopefully within the next couple of months. I feel I am much better prepared as know what to expect.  I feel very determined that its not going to beat me and I will get there and all being well by the end of the year will feel back to normal and can get on with my life.

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    I've had RLS for decades...  Tried lots of drugs...my solution was 1 mg Xanax before bed to relax those muscles and keep them from twitching.  This is probably a short-term thing.  You can ask your doc to RX a muscle relaxer like Flexeril.  If this continues long-term as a result of the surgery (very rare on this Forum), you may need another solution like me.

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    Part of healing process. Icyhot relives mine 
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      LOL!!!  I'm trying to look up the drug "icyhot" to see what it is and what it does.  After 10 minutes, I realized you were referring to "Icy Hot"!!!  What an idiot...I should just punch myself in the head and go to sleep........

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