This is my first post, so a little background. I am a 49 yo RN. In 2014 I started having right knee pain, but working in a busy emergency room at the time, just figured it went with the job. When quickly wheeling a patient around a corner, my knee "popped" and from then on, pain was constant. Found out I had torn a meniscus and had repair in Feb 2015. Dr allowed me to go back to work after 2 weeks at light duty (ask any nurse, no such thing as "light duty") and after about two weeks, I knew something was wrong. Of course Dr/PA told me surgery went great and its just "slow to heal". Because of the constant limping for a year, I started having hip and leg pain on my LEFT side that didn't go away with multiple treatment options, and I began to have numbness in left foot. MRI showed total L3-4 disc herniation/rupture that required surgery. So in Aug of same year I had back surgery. Back never seemed to heal all of the way and my neurologist kept insisting that it was because of the limp from my painful right knee and sent me back to OS. This went back and forth until eventually my neurologist ordered a knee MRI himself and of course I had shredded my meniscus and had severe arthritis in my knee. Then I went through multiple injections, etc until OS finally said it had to be replaced. I had right TKR in Feb 2017. My ROM was perfect before surgery, just painful and constant pain when walking, etc. But it was nothing compared to this recovery. My quadriceps were "paralyzed" for two weeks post op, so that put my recovery behind. I was a perfect PT patient. Dr just blamed problem at 2 months for being 50lbs overweight. Well, its 7 months now and the pain is so much worse. I can't get out of bed or up from sitting without looking like an 85yo arthritic lady; takes me 2-3 minutes to be able to walk and is so painful. It still have "heat" in knee and swelling constantly. PT thinks something else may be wrong, but OS disagrees and says it just will take time because I am overweight. SOOOOO..... my questions: 1. Should I still be in daily constant pain that Aleve and Tylenol won't help? 2. Why am I "arthritic" with such joint pain when I get up from sitting or lying? 3. Is something else possibly going on or does it really take this long? So many other ?s that I can't think of. BTW my back/LEFT hip, leg and foot are all flared up again because of limping so I am stuck in the same cycle. I have not worked at the hospital since my surgery in Feb. There is no way I could do it. I wish I would have never done this. I was truly much better before surgery. ROM was great now my best with PT manipulation is 113, Pain is worse and mobility is worse. I am so upset and don't know what to do or who to believe. Thank You!!!