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So, I'm 11 weeks post RTKA. It has been amazing, truly! I have RA so a lot of my joints are pretty trashed, but my right leg is already my good leg! I'm at 0°-130° and my therapists discharged me four weeks ago. Everything has just been awesome.
Until last night, when I was putting clean sheets on the bed. My husband has a bit of a clutter problem on his side, so places to step are few; I tripped over his laptop cord and had to step hard at some weird angles to keep from falling. It was a little sore last night, along with my left ankle (which doesn't have any cartilage left) but I figured it would be okay this morning.
Nope! It's a solid 6.5-7 on the pain scale with any weight bearing and it refuses to go straight. The pain is focused on the inner back of my knee. This is a new place for it to hurt. I'm forced to use a crutch today (and I hate that!) It's also noticeably more swollen than the other knee.
Has anybody else had a similar problem? I was planning to can dill pickles today, but, well, I think it's a couch day. I can't take nsaids but I did take 5 mg of oxy and 1000 mg acetaminophen, and I'm firing up the ice machine. Hopefully somebody can tell me they also had this happen, and it'll be fine in a day or two!!
Thanks in advance! Hope everyone is having a great day!
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