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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Hi Josephine, I did read your posts and I do apologize for not acknowledging them. Your information has really been helpful and let’s me know lots of folks have gone thru similar issues. I am so ready to be able to exercise strenuously again. Exercise helps keep me sane. Thank you. Thanks...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Hi Folks, I'm almost 8 months post surgery. I still have significant grinding in my knee joints. When I bend and straighten them there is grinding (both internal feel, if you put your hand on my knee, and noise). The doctors office says it could be excess cement, but that should show up...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Thanks for the guidance. I do remember seeing a chart that said having both knees done at the same time slows the healing process 2-4 weeks. I also understand that the healing recovery curve is like a Bell curve with all of us scattered on the curve. I am probably just in the group that...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    You might be right about 3 months being the end of stage one healing, but I have talked to at least 30 people in my neck of the woods who had TKR and were all active at 3 months. I haven't run into a single person who wasn't. Perhaps I just haven't run into the ones who did have problems...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    I have been icing my knees for about a hour at a time, but don't get much relief. If I go for a mile or two walk at a slow pace I end up hobbling around for a few days. Going down steps is harder than up stairs, but neither is fun. I think I am having problems at Bursa #1,3, and 4. I...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Hi Folks, you all have been a great deal of support and help to keep me thinking things are normal for a double knee surgery. I am 14 weeks out and my left knee feels good most of the time and it feels like I expected it would. My right knee is a different story. I still have pain when ever...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    9 weeks out -- I took your advice concerning backing off the PT and it's been 10 days. I don't see any ROM reductions so far. Still do weekly massages on the IT Band / hamstring/ quad and Chiropractor adjustments. No longer have pain on the outside of my knee when taking a step (when I roll...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Lots of words come to mind when I think about the recovery from TKR, but most are NOT polite. Can anyone recommend a good pad for elevation of both knees? I have looked on-line but most of them have as many bad reviews as good ones.
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Hi Maryo52, I'm still having trouble getting it through my mind that working PT hard isn't the key to recovery. Gutting it out has usually worked, but since I haven't made much progress in the last month I'm giving rest/heal a try. I have PT exercises that include ones for back and hamstrings...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Hi Josephine, Thank you for helping me navigate this nightmare and for all the help you give others. Here are the answers to you question. 1. pain levels: I have some moderate pain 4-5 in my right lower ham string. Knee pain is probably a 3-6, low back pain is 6-7 I would be doing pretty...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    Thank you Pumpkln, I will try giving my knees a rest, although it kind of goes again my nature. I went into the surgery very naïve. I think that my surgeon and probably many others do a very poor job of setting the right expectations for patients. I have a friend who starting playing...
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    [TKR] Coming along<<

    How painful was the dry needling? I had it done on my neck and it was pretty terrible. After 5 sessions I stopped as it wasn't helping my neck problem.
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    I appreciate all your help. My bilateral knee surgery was Dec 5, 2018. Please feel free to ask me any questions. @DLR it's amazing how different your rehab is in the UK as opposed to what I went through. It was difficult to manage the pain so I spent time in a rehab facility so they could...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] Grinding in knee joint after 8 months<

    First of all, I apologize if I am reinventing the wheel by bringing these issues up. I did search on IT Band and back pain. I am 7 weeks out of double knee replacement. Horrible first 2 weeks which I expected. 4 days after surgery my low back pain started, 10 days after surgery something...

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