I know ice is prevalent for total knee replacement but what about wet heat to loosen up before exercising? I feel that this helps me and makes my knee and quad feel better. My physical therapist usually starts me off with wet heat during a prolonged stretch off the side of table for 10 minutes. I have been taking a warm whirlpool bath every morning which seems to help. The warm water running on my knee feels good. What is everyone else doing out thereI ? I ice between 5-10 times a day for 20 minutes but the heat feels so much better.