Trk

Posted , 4 users are following.

I am coming up to 11 weeks post op, I am waking up at night with my.knee locked and really bad pain. Does anyone get this please. I am pretty much back to normal during the day as long as I take regular strong pain relief, once again is any one else having this problem.

0 likes, 10 replies

Report / Delete

10 Replies

  • Posted

    I think it may be best to wean off pain relief now, gradually, and respond to pain with the usual rest, ice elevate. What happens at night is probably a true reflection of how your knee feels without medication.

    How much medication are you taking?

    Listen to your knee.

    Royal college of surgeons website says pain relief up to 3 months ...

    Obviously this doesn't mean none at all beyond that point, as many people still have pain to a moderate degree after that, as the body is still very busy healing, but the early days of not holding back on medication , i.e. first month, is over now.

    This is my opinion, based on my own experience only...

    Pain is there for a reason, it is telling you something. I would try reducing medication in day, doing less, more rest, and then maybe take a pain killer in the middle of the night?

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thank you for your kind reply.

      I have dropped my meds right down, I still take them at night. I agree with what you say .

      I just wondered if anyone else gets the locking of the knee at night.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      My knee doesn't lock but I do wake up with pain especially if I've been laid on my side. It's a nerve type pain I now sleep with two pillows between my legs which seemed to help last night. I'm still taking pain meds especially anti inflammatory ones, icing and elevating also 

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I don't get that Deb, and I sleep in every position there is. I'm a restless sleeper, always have been so maybe I'm not in the one position too long. Do you stay sleeping and wake to the locking and the pain?

    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