Still a lot of pain when walking

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Left TKA 15 weeks post -op. I still have a lot of pain when walking but try and walk everyday regardless.  When my home Pt had me do a leg lift ( 5 days post -op) I heard a small pop followed by excruciating pain. The PT said it was probably scar tissue and to avoid leg lifts for a couple of days. Anyway, that area on the inside of my knee cap has always bothered me especially when doing

heel slides. I think I created bursitis because of the friction the

slides caused. Does anyone else have knee pain when walking ? And has anyone suffered from bursitis in the area slightly below the knee cap? 

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    Hi im also having the same problem. I'm 16 weeks out and im having pain swelling and bending . I'm seeing my dr. Wednesday. I have been having a weird feeling of liquid running down my leg. It's such a weird feeling. I have had pain right under my knee cap from day one and first they said swelling and now they say scar tissue. My PT also said no more leg lifts. I can't even climb steps or squat down without pain. Laying on the couch my knee hurts. Don't know how much more I can take.

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      Shari Yes, yes I have the same wired feeling of liquid running down my leg. This has been a frequent occurance which I now attribute to bursitis . I completely forgot to mention it to my Physician but I will when I see my

      PT. I have used a Dixie cup with ice and rolled it around the sensitive area for about 5-7 minutes, it has greatly relieved the pain and swelling , it's the only thing that works. Mention that sensation to your Doctor , I'm curious what he says .

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      I've gotten the same response. Odd, you would think these surgeons had seen it all and heard it all, as many surgeries as they claim to have done.

      I still say the sensation is probably the bursa draining from the inflammation. Taking an anti-inflammatory, dixie-cup with ice as a rub and elevation is the treatment of choice.  

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    oh poor you,no i dont have pain on walking just this ache most of the time
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    You're so new into recovery, don't worry yet, there's a long way to go.

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    Had both knees done , first 18 years ago , second 16 years ago . Was off work for 6 months each time , and made very good recovery . Plenty of physio , but don't overdo it . Had no problems since . It takes time and everyone is different , some recover much quicker than others , so don't worry if you seem to be taking longer than some others . You will get there in the end .

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      Thanks for the support. Someone asked me what I thought about doing the other knee , my response was, " I'll do voodoo, anything and everything before going through this again ." I was 3 weeks post-op, at the time of that question,  felt like I was dying, about to cross over any minute.

      I've improved significantly since then but not enough to say I'm glad I had it done. 

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