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HI I am 4 1/2 months post op, I am pain free during the day, at night i am getting alot of pain.

Has anyone else suffered like this please and is it normal. I can do most things without any trouble during the day , I am wondering why i am getting this pain

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    Your knee is very busy healing and a lot of that takes place at night. Mine used to almost switch on the heat at the end of the day, like the central heating going on!

    It is early days. You could try resting it more in the day.

    Record what you are doing activity wise then cut down for a few days and seen if it makes any difference maybe?

    It is common especially at the 4 to 5 month point to step up activity which is great of course, but still listen to your knee, as if it is very painful at night you may need to go a bit easier on it?

    I am 11 months post op and things continue to improve at their own pace! I experienced a lot of improvements even from 6 months onwards, so as I said, it really is still early days!

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    I agree with Jenny, try to remember what you've done more of in the day. Then cut it back a bit & introduce slowly again.

    I was told to do extra exercises by the physio & found that caused so much pain at night I have cut back to the normal exercises. I will do the extra ones once my knee is a bit stronger. I am 5 weeks out from 2nd TKR.

    Pain is your body's way of telling you to ease off a little.



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    I was getting a nerve type pain at night so my GP prescribed amitriptyline. I take 10mg every night and no more pain issues and I sleep really well 
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