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  1. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    So I’m over three months out now. Was beginning to turn corner end of a Jan and came down with awful GI infection fever etc still struggling and sick but that’s another story. Couldn't do therapy. Finally started up again and attempting to do stairs. Was walking well no cane. Trying to...
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    PKR Frustrated after PKR

    Best of luck to you and your husband. What a difficult year you have had. Here’s hoping for light at the end of the tunnel and a great 2021 for you! Love peace health and happiness to you and yours.
  3. Citylady52

    PKR Frustrated after PKR

    So sorry! The advisors on this forum must know of what they speak. I've been feeling very sorry for myself because I have damage to tendons in my foot and lower leg and I cannot really do much exercise. Knee swelling has gone down and my range of motion has increased all on its own just as they...
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    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Call the ortho place and let them know how the brace is hurting you, they should be able to make adjustments, add padding, etc. Found a piece of foam that seems to help. The "brace" consists of fabric with lace-ups and figure eight straps and firm sides. supposed to keep motion limited. a boot...
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    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    I’m going to look around for something. Thank you! A piece of foam might be good.
  6. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    So, that brace has stiff metal or plastic up the side. Killer painful on outside ankle bone. Also, couple of questions. 1) some serious sharp knee pain in the joint. Intermittent. Esp when any torque happening. Moving leg in bed can be very painful. How long does this pain last?Stopped...
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    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Wow. That sounds quite bad. How ever did you manage? What do you think caused the tears? How did they detetmine they were tears as opposed to just inflammation or tendinitis? I am finding the brace to be very uncomfortable. Rubs the ankle bone.
  8. Citylady52

    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    I kept trying but found it was too painful until about 3-4 weeks. Use soft pillow under or in between legs.
  9. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Would have to agree. I had a LOT of pain with this TKR. Knee still hurts but subsiding some. Cannot imagine TKR being any worse.
  10. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    to clarify above. ..,., that was orthopedic FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEON ( not the knee surgeon).
  11. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Thank you Jaycee. Your kind encouraging words mean Soooooo much. Here is update. Just got back from orthopedic surgeon. They said that I have tendonitis in both peroneal longus and achilles. They agree that this most likely occurred as result of the rather vigorous manipulations done during...
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    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Thank you Jaycee. Yes, I tried air cast but because I ordered it myself on Amazon rather than having it fitted by the orthotist at the orthopedic foot surgeon office., I'm not certain that I have the correct product or put it on right. I think that I did. I found it to be very uncomfortable and...
  13. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Today pain increased in my Achilles and ankle with some steps and it started swelling up again. I had to be on it for a shower. went outside for a one-block walk. had to do some things. kind of impossible to just stay off it. I'm very upset. it's not about the knee I don't think. I really do not...
  14. Citylady52

    TKR My knee replacement journey

    Hi chili, same date as you so “surgery buddies”.....except I had a partial. Feel very wobbly at times esp when I first wake up. I alternate between cane and walker. At times I feel like I’m walking ok but then all of a sudden have a strong jolt of pain from knee, down the fibula and into the...
  15. Citylady52

    Revision THR TwinkienKetchup's Recovery Thread

    Re: Constipation. My surgeon’s joint handbook said that patients should start taking two colace and senekot the days before surgery. They also sent me home with Senna which I will not use unless all else fails. I’ve struggled with IBS for years and deal with back and forth bouts of diarrhea...
  16. Citylady52

    TKR New Moon's Recovery Thread

    I had and still have sleeping issue also. Doc said I should take 5mg Melatonin 30 mins before bedtime. Also, I take my Tramadol at bedtime and my Gabapentin. Those seem to help. I gave up trying to ice and elevate during the night. PT said to try to just sleep. Finally able to sleep on my...
  17. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Thank you Celle. Understood. I actually did a lot of "pre hab" a couple of months before the surgery. I had very weak quads. So, I had been doing a lot of leg lifts. They do not bother me at all. I only do ten slowly. Those seated heel slides really hurt. I am looking gorward to being able to do...
  18. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    “There really isn’t any need to do leg lifts. I have low back issues and I found out with the first couple of leg lifts that they hurt my back. I stopped doing them.”. I think leg lifts are important for strengthening the quads which support the knee joint. To protect your back you need to...
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    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Yes, they thought it might take a couple weeks and also said that as long as it is improving and not getting worse that that would be a good sign. I had this pain from immediately after surgery as I’ve written previously and complained about it to whomever would listen. It did start getting...
  20. Citylady52

    PKR Citylady52 Recovery thread Left medial PKR December 22, 2020

    Thanks SO much for replies. Actually, the recommendation to rest it came from the foot and ankle surgeon doctors. Also suggested an AIRCAST with stirrup which arrives today. Disappointingly, as much as I like the surgical team, I’m sort of getting blowback from them in the sense that they...

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