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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Well I took a trip down memory lane given it’s just over 3 years since my TKR and logged into my account again. Looking back it took around 8 months until I reported that I was relatively pain free and well on the road to recovery. I’d endured a number I’d post op issues - one of which was...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Just over a week since last post and very happy to report that knee is settled down - pretty much pain free. On the move walking again but nothing too strenuous and feeling much more positive as I thought I'd done some serious damage. Many thanks for helpful messages of encouragement and advice...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Many thanks for the responses. I'm determined to do the bare minimum to see where this takes me and build up (hopefully) from there. I'm still quite sore at the moment but hope it settles down again over the next few days. Thank goodness for this site at least to maintain some hope and sanity...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Thanks Josephine 1. 3 2. 500 mg x 2 daily of Naproxen 3. Slight to moderate 4. 120 ROM and full extension 5. No icing for a while 6. Not elevating 7. Fully active and back at work - Office 8. Going to gym x 3 a week - bicycle for 15 mins with resistance of 6/7 (quite low) Walking...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Many thanks. I guess the fact that it does settle down suggests there's nothing untoward as 'damage' doesn't come and go? Personally I don't think I'm overdoing it although I'm naturally impatient so I'm going to have to be more disciplined and slow right down. My GP said I shouldn't be getting...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Been a while since I've posted and now 3½ months post op but still experiencing swelling and pain. Whenever I try to step up exercise I really pay for it and end up limping again until it settles down. Is it just me or is it 'normal' to still feel this after this time? I'm starting to wonder...
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    TKR Humility...

    I'm a 61 yr old 6'2'' male and blubbered like a baby about 2 weeks post op. I think the enormity of the surgery and potential timescale for recovery really hits you then. As the messages say it's perfectly normal to go on a downer and by all accounts you are doing brilliantly. Take it steady...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Thank you both so much! Advice re posting acknowledged I guess you're right concerning overdoing it. Problem is that I'm an impatient blow who was very active - I've ran half a dozen marathons countless half marathons and love exercise ( no wonder my knee went bust eh?) it's ironically settled...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Hi All 9 weeks post op and I've developed a really sharp pain around my kneecap. I'm not conscious that I've done anything unusual and wondered if anyone has experienced this? Otherwise my progress has been fair - good ROM / Extension although still getting swelling which I know is normal. Feel...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Hi Josephine so sorry I didn't respond to your post 17/12! Anyway as an update it's exactly 6 weeks since my surgery. Thankfully the initial agony of burning pain has receded and now I'm getting a good 5 hours plus sleep a night without any night time icing. My meds are being weaned down and I'm...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Many thanks Josephine Been prescribed pregaballin so fingers crossed! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Despite my optimism that the ice cooling machine would help I'm back to square one on the sleeping scales..... I've read this can take months to cool down and whilst the Tramadol is helping to take edge of the pain it's still quite bad - around 8 and just can't get more than hour at a time and...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Hi Josephine Should have read 'Bit of household' chores - i.e. Washing cup, plate, putting clothes in washer, tidying my bed. Nothing heavy - just light chores I should have said 'heel slips' Think I might have been tired or uncomfortable when I gave original response! Sent from my iPhone...
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Just got a Crycool Cuff Cooler to assist with cooling the burning pain I've experienced. 1st impression is excellent and looking forward to a nights sleep at last! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
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    TKR Acute pain in kneecap<

    Thanks everyone for constructive comments. I'm new to BoneSmart and now really appreciate the value of peer and expert support. [emoji106] Tony Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum

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