NURSE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
- Jun 8, 2007
- The North
- United Kingdom
Okay, got that. Hmmm - you're 13 weeks out. That's not good at 13 weeks.1. Pain ranges from 3-6. Better when I take meds, worse when I have been sitting (work from home at a desk). No stabbing or throbbing, but aching. Worst pain level is burning and stiffness.
I suggest you try using Tylenol 1,000mg 4 times a day as 6hrly intervals. It will be much more effective than what you are taking.2. Take one in the morning and one in the evening of 5/325 Hydrocodone. (Norco). The script is for 1-2 every six hours or as needed but I have decreased this as its not as awful as it used to be. Also take 200mg Celebrex twice daily.
Okay3. Slight to no swelling.
Good - very good!4. ROM is 125 degrees flexion and 0 degrees extension or 155/0
You accomplish little or nothing in 60 minutes. Ice for at least 2 hours2-3 times a day.5. Icing Twice during the day and at night. I leave it on for 60 min or longer at night.
Same as before. 30 minutes is pointless.6. I elevate in a under desk “hammock” while at my desk for about 30 min at a time about twice during an 8 hour period. Only elevated by recliner chair in the evening but it’s more at my hip level and not really raised up.
Okay7. Doing moderate housework, most of the cooking, cleaning and shopping. Pretty active but take time to rest when I get worn out.
Absolutely!Does the exercise explain the sudden onset stiffness in the joint where there wasn’t really before?
It can do. Did you look at this article? My numb spot moved around all over the place! Numb area after TKRDoes the exercise explain the sudden onset of numbness spreading across the entire front of the knee