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This is not going to help in the long run. You are way too early in recovery to be pushing your ROM. It’s not necessary.husband is helping to push the bend a bit further but of course he only does it to the point where I say stop. He then holds it there for a few seconds.
He was trying to help me push my knee backwards and we didn't get as far as we had the previous week.
It was hurting quite a bit and I had tears in my eyes, so we stopped but I could see from the look on my husbands face that he was uncomfortable because I was hurting.
I think physio was disappointed and so was I.
Please stop allowing anyone to push on your knee. It won't help with flexion. In fact, it could even slow down flexion development, because it will keep your soft tissues angry and inflamed. That leads to more swelling, which is a physical barrier to flexion.I am already doing as you suggest and husband is helping to push the bend a bit further but of course he only does it to the point where I say stop. He then holds it there for a few seconds.
There's no need to try to work through the pain barrier. It's counter-productive, doing more harm than good.If I want to do this, and I do, how does everyone else get through the pain barrier. I had already taken oramorph as OS had suggested, half an hour before but it doesn't seem to help.
Your surgeon is correct. Past surgical history does have an effect. Try not to worry about ROM, because you have all the time in the world to achieve it.OS said physio is very pleased with me but not to be surprised if improvements are slow. He reminded me that pre-op my bend had been very limited and apart from the knee I had 2 hip replacements last year and have just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis too.