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    Ann's Rants on PT and Pain Management

    Oops, typos. Should say OS. Darn auto correct.
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    Ann's Rants on PT and Pain Management

    I'm at 7 weeks as well. I too still have pain and swelling. My so said expect swelling 6-12 months. I'm a hairstylist so I stand. Standing and my knee do not like each other... Swelling. My PT and so said to ice in between clients. I ice a lot . My gp said to try castor oil compress with heat...
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    TKR Week 5

    Thank you for merging my posts. I did read all the articles and other post. Just couldn't figure out how to thread. Think I've got it now. I'm a self employed hairstylist. No work , no income. My plan is to go back very part time, with time to ice in between clients. If it swells or feels to...
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    TKR Week 5

    Week 5 today. In some ways I'm doing very well. Walking around house without cane. Almost 0 extension and 115 flexion. I'm getting stronger every week. I'm not sleeping! Can't get comfortable! My whole body hurts especially lower back and hip. ( from walking differently) I still have a limp , am...
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    TKR Week 5

    I hardly have any swelling. Icing a lot.elevating and cpm machine.
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    TKR Week 5

    I'm 12 days post op of left tkr. PT is tough but I'm working hard at it. Flexion 100, transitioning to cane. Still very painfull. Waiting for that magical day of less pain. Everyone keeps saying around 2 weeks things start to change. I'm waiting . Working on the patience thing.
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    TKR Week 5

    I'm 5 days post op of left tkr. I have had lots of ups and downs. When pain cocktail wore off in the hospital I had a hard time getting on top of it. Then had an extreme amount of itching from the meds. Had to switch. At 1st my quad was so weak and painful it would shake . Everyday I see...
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    2013 October Feisties - Are you having knee surgery in October?

    I'm having TKR on left knee Oct 1st.

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