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It's only just over 6 weeks since you had this major surgery and it's perfectly normal to still feel stiffness, In fact, that stiffness can linger for months. It just fades away gradually.My knees feel as stiff now as they ever have. Just stiff -- hard to even bend for the little bend in a normal step. I have looked all over the web site -- WHICH I LOVE!! -- and I see comments about pain and stiffness after maybe doing too much activity or exercise, but my knees feel stiff nearly all the time. Is that normal? I think the underlying anxiety is, when will I know if something is wrong? What if I'm one of the few who get scars or adhesions? I am still icing at least twice a day and elevating whenever I sit. I am more active because I just feel better overall, but I am following the advice about how to progress.
Heck yes!but my knees feel stiff nearly all the time. Is that normal?
You will know soon enough. Don't sweat it.What if I'm one of the few who get scars or adhesions?
Like it says, if you do a bit more and get swelling or pain, er, do a bit less. Easy peasy.I am more active because I just feel better overall, but I am following the advice about how to progress.
I’m sure this is the dumbest question, but, when you talk about using frozen water bottles, I guess the entire thing goes into the ice machine, plastic and all? I’ve never used one of these types of machines but have read about them here.Freeze four 16 oz water bottles , put 4 bottles in the berg, and fill cold water to level. Keep frozen bottles in the freezer to rotate. Last about 3-4 hours. The initial weeks I kept ice, elevated my knee 24/7 .
Doesn't have to be. At the simplest level, large bags of frozen peas*, swapped, re-frozen and re-used**, are pretty straightforward.icing seems like it could be messy