Posted , 4 users are following.

I had my left TKR in 2nd week of March.

I am going through all sort of PT advised rehab activaties that includes iceing the knee thrice a day. though swelling still around.

I would like to know, how long does it require to continue with iceing ?

I am worrying that excessive & continuous use might harm the skin or joint, scars, tissues etc.

0 likes, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

    Ice is your friend I iced my knee every might for the first 5 months

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    i iced for 45-60 minutes at a time 4 times a day. Now, at 16 weeks I ice as needed, mostly twice a day, but sometimes not at all. If it's swollen, ice it is my philosophy. I have very sensitive skin and it's caused no problems at all. I assume you're using a wrap and not putting ice directly on your skin, as that would cause problems.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Icing will not harm any tissue etc just ensure you don't put it direct on knee. I find after icing relief from pain and I'm 9 weeks since surgery I intend to ice until not needed any more. The swelling and bruising can take up to and maybe more than, 6 months when I ice my new tkr I also I've my knee done last year can't do any harm but may be beneficial.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up