- Jan 14, 2017
- United States
I am at 9 weeks post op. I use a hand held massager on the soft tissue of my legs especially on the IT band since that is very tight. I also do better with heat so I use a warm rice bag on the soft tissue to relax my muscles/tendons before I stretch to work on ROM.Seems the soft tissue, tendons, etc at top of calf and bottom of hamstring still limit my ROM. Suggestions???
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Took me to the two year mark before finding that happy mark. One of those things early on wasn’t sure would happen. Just took longerHappy to hear how well you are doing, skiing, and getting back to most of the activities you enjoy.
Yes it does get better with time, past the one year mark as we fully recover from the TKR and all the time spent with a painful debilitating joint.
I needed a lot of hope and encouragement early on too. And I didn’t believe most that it got better because I was so bad off. But it does change, everyone’s timeline is so different so don’t compare too much. Good luck!Very encouraging for those of us early in. Thanks for sharing!
Any thoughts or ideas on why that happens? Wondering if it will eventually stop or something I need to ask my orthopedic aboutI’m not normally a stomach sleeper so I’ve never tried. There have been times I felt my knee locking up in a certain position while in bed though.