Staff member since Feb, 2009
- Mar 24, 2008
- United States
I have more of the stuffy stiff knee sensations that just doesn’t want to bend.
This is a feeling that is consistent with the swelling that I'm sure you still have. It's normal and indicates you need to be icing and elevating your knee (toes above the nose) 4-5 times a day for at least 45 minutes.
yesterday she performed hand stretches on my leg/knee. This really was difficult to tolerate & has caused swelling last night & extreme pain in knee cap area when I attempt to get out of chair this morning.
I agree with Pumpkln's comments that this is an issue to discuss with your therapist. It's obviously too soon to do something like this. Give it at least a couple of weeks. Make sure any new activity or exercise introduced is done very, very gradually so you can see the impact before proceeding.
I feeling a sense of control over this looming doctor visit on Monday.
This is what we LOVE to hear! You are a partner in this process along with your medical team, and the knowledge you're gaining will help you feel more empowered to assume that role. It's your knee and your life. All this is just temporary and things will improve. You're listening to the signals your body is giving you and you're going to do recovery in a way that's right for you. Bravo!