Staff member since March 20, 2017
- Dec 4, 2015
- United States
As you know, this will all improve as time goes on.I know my extension is at a plateau that would make a theoretical PT cry, but the extension is functional for now - stairs are taken sequentially, my stride isn't perfect but I'm not limping. Overall I feel like things are going very well!
This is a very sensible approach. You’re doing great!I returned to yardwork yesterday morning, 20 minutes (didn't take a walk!) Was fine, zero swelling at bedtime; today, some anterior swelling and some aching pain at the back of the knee (no palpable swelling). Will try again in a few days with timer set for 15 minutes. I find timing activities is, for me, highly effective.
I like the way you are measuring out activity and rest. Using a timer is a wonderful idea since it's so easy to overdo it once we're feeling better. It seems recovery is going very well for you. You're on your way, mendogal!I find timing activities is, for me, highly effective.
I rarely ice anymore; the body says it mostly doesn't want it. I retreat to the Lounge Doctor a couple of times a day for 20-30 minutes and spend same time in the recliner at least 3 times a day.