I'm in so much pain there is no space under my patella my knee is very swollen. Walking is getting increasingly difficult let alone the stairs. I have been referred to a surgeon who has offered me to either have a lateral release or partial knee replacement. I am very confused I thought I might go for the lateral as less invasive as at 44 I'm not sure whether to go down the knee replacement route yet. I would welcome your response to either of these procedures and any suggestions as to which to have?View 7 Replies
I had Knee Arthroscopy in Jan 15, when I awoke I had Chronic pain in my thigh they advised it was due to the Tourniquet, had meds for it and it eased of I was discharged an hour or so later as soon as I could walk on crutches. A few days later I awoke to a burning sensation at the side of my thigh. Ended up in A&E and they advised I have Meralgia Paresthetica it is very rare but can happen. I have currently going through pain clinic and am on 300 Lyrica and 60 Duloxetine a day, have also being using Capiscan cream nothing works and my pain management is down to calls had MRI's and Nerve testing nothing showing but they know something is wrong due to I can't stand being touched it burns after the easiest tasks etc. I am at my wits end does anyone have any other ideas as I really don't want to be on tablets for ever and a dayView 6 Replies
I have now developed a knee Effusion and have tremendous pain. Put onto Celebrex. Do I use crutches again or strap knee? Doctor says i need to rest it as much as possibleView 3 Replies
hi I seem to have woken up this morning with what looks like an indent on the right side of my new knee. It was completely round last night but now has a dent in it. I am nearly 21 weeks post TKR. Anyone had anything similar and why this is?View 6 Replies
It has been almost 14 months since my TKR, and it is making a clicking noise when I bend it,and straighten it.View 2 Replies
It's day 5 I'm home and in a fair bit of discomfort! Main problem is at night and knowing what sleeping position to get into? I want to lie on my side but not sure this is ok ( about the only question I didn't ask physiotherapist ) also finding I'm very tearful today and extremely tired is this normal?View 23 Replies
I am 42 yrs old and had a Partial Knee Replacement done on Jan 6th...outpatient...went to first PT the next morning. Wasn't too bad...2nd was a little rougher and I was in more pain. 3rd visit had a different therapist and she pushed me beyond what I thought I was ready for. She basically forced bended my knee and forced straighten it..said it's to keep scar tissues from interfering with recovery...this was extremely painful. I am curious to if this is normal protocol on your 3rd visit of PT..which was 7 days post op...I was in soo much pain I could not go to my next PT. Plus I have bruising on my ankle from her force bending with her body weight...I figured I would go back on Monday when my normal Therapist will be there....I have made progress with bending and straightening and don't think I should be rushed like that...I am still in alot of pain but am able to walk around house without crutches. I have been icing and elevating along with doing my homework PT.View 13 Replies
I am a 31 year old female about to have a TKR due to severe arthritis caused by PVNS. Currently I have very weak quads and calves in my bad knee from major loss of knee extension. I've heard that it's really hard to go into replacement surgery with weak muscles. I was wondering if I should get a knee brace for after surgery to help with some support until I get my strength back? Has anyone tried these webbing braces and if so do they help? I know some of the immobilizing braces actually cause atrophy.View 8 Replies
Somebody said to me the other day that the metal in a knee replacement will be detected by security, so you have to have a letter from your doctor/surgeon. Does anybody know about/have experience of this please?View 38 Replies
my knee is pulsating and it hurts so much what could this beView 1 Replies
I am 6 months after TKR stopped medication not working still in pain i am told by the physio all my exercises are excellent however can't stop the pain. Today cut the support stockings and tried it on my knee stopped pain all day until i took it off. I am wondering if anyone has tried a knee brace or has anyone been told not to use oneView 38 Replies
I've had a thr April 2015 and was recovering well then both knees went and I was back in Crutches again. I had an arthroscopy and it was found I need the knee caps have to be repaired as i'm bone on bone. Has anyone had this procedure? Im also lined up for the other hip to be replaced as well. Im 53 and a bit worried.View 8 Replies
why is my calf and behind my knee and traveling up my leg is swollen and hurts severely like a huge charlie horse. Hurts so bad can hardly walk and hard as a rockView 1 Replies
I have a sore knee, can not fully extend and it hurts trying to bent past 90 degrees. The back appears to be swollen. Suggestions? It started to hurt a little about a week ago and the last 24 hours the pain has increased... Almost feels as if knee is popping.View 1 Replies
I am scheduled to have the knee I had replaced 9 years ago in May. Just wondered if others have had this done and how they are doing. Have put this off since they told me last year I needed to do it, but pain is enough that I can't do things I enjoy as much. This time I am working on getting the quads and hams tighter. Next, watching the diet to lose the 5 pounds I put back on.View 7 Replies
I am booked in for my 2nd partial knee replacement on my other leg ( on 28th August it has been nearly a year since I had my left knee done although it is a lot more stable and loads better than before I still have some soreness i. e . I wondered if this is the the same experience for others at this length of time as i have heard it will continue to improve up to 2 years , I have done lots of cycling since i had the 1st partial knee and have been able to do a 100 mile ride which is great news and encouraging for anyone having theirs done . I m 54 years old.View 11 Replies
I am having a partial knee replacement in the next few months but have read quite a lot of articles mostly negative and I am now wondering if I should go ahead with it or just put up!
Im 57 I like to walk each day I wear sensible shoes and have soles in them from the podiatrist to keep my leg aligned. Will I still be able to walk each day once fully recovered and if so how far will distance be restricted?
i have also read that your sleep is very disturbed after this kind of operation is this correct and if so is this forever or just during recovery.
Also very occasionally I wear a heal about 2.5 inches if I go to a function or have a meal out I only have them On for about 4 hours so would this still be possible after a partial knee replacement?
Finally am I right in thinking that have a partial knee replacement leads to a full replacement within a couple of years?
My knee joints are worn out on the medial side (inside) and I get pain and stiffness but I can still ride my bike for hours and walk the dog for half an hour and I don't limp since I started the APOS therapy and had steroid injections. But I want to be able to walk longer distances, jog, ski and be nimble like I was 10 years ago. The surgeon will do a half knee replacement on both legs, but am I taking too much of a risk?View 17 Replies
Three years ago my wife had her knee totally replaced. She had good motion and pain-free service for about a year. Then she developed pain and the doctor xrayed and said that she had formed scar tissue within the incision - it was visible as a darkened spot on the x ray. She has been using an analgesic cream for about a year but the pain is very severe at times. What is a solution? We have tried massage etc.View 46 Replies