Swollen knees and Physio

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if your knee is swollen, should you rest abit from Physio? 

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    Do you go to PT? Some times they push to hard. I would talk to them, if your going. Or talk to your doc. If you stop completely you may back slide. I did that years ago with just a scope operation. Sat on my butt and didn't get any better. Then had to work harder to build quads back up

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    Don't know if this will help or not but a doctor told me about exercising an injured knee: if it hurts at the time, don't do it or you risk making it worse, if the pain is delayed don't worry too much about it. He didn't say anything about swelling though!

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    Yes most definitely, ice, elevate, rest, your new knee will last years, do not rush things.

    i had knee surgery in December 2015, pt rushed it, I git a damaged knee, which led to TKR in August 2016.

    you and your body most definitely know best, take my word for it.

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      Hi thanks. What is a TKR?

      I'm 9 weeks post op. At 3 weeks my physio therapist made me go down 14 stairs and back up. Knee swelled up so bad and ever since same spot

      Swells so I think it was because of that :-( I'm worried it's Damaged now

      Have to have the other one done next year :-(

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    I would expect some swelling after doing my PT. The first clinic I used always ended my session with about 10 minutes of ice, my current clinic has only iced me down maybe twice in 18 visits. If your at a clinic I would ask if they recommend ice if your doing at home you might want to do it on your own. Keeping the swelling down will let you continue your therapy. Of course there is the possibility your doing too much, try cutting back your time and see how the knee responds.
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    My knee is swollen from doing too much so I was wondering if I still should do the Physio I do daily or will,it b better to do it?  Thanks
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