My Dr wanted me to wear them a full six weeks and wouldn't budge an bit on that time. The ones from the surgery are miserable, hot and itchy. I have since bought a couple nice pair on line ... from Doc Miller brand, and they are very comfortable. In fact, I still wear them when my swelling is up and my leg is tired.
When I have my second knee done, I will put these more comfortable compression socks on right away.
Hello And Welcome to BoneSmart and recovery. Congrats on your new knee!
Thanks for you surgery date. Was it your Right, or Left knee? Please let us know and we'll add that bit of info too the signature we created for you.
You're almost one month post op already. I hope your recovery is going well. I will leave our Recovery Guidelines as much of the info may still be useful to you.
Best Wishes and thanks for joining us!
KNEE RECOVERY GUIDELINES
As you begin healing, please keep in mind that each recovery is unique. While the BoneSmart philosophy successfully works for many, there will be exceptions. Between the recommendations found here, your surgeon's recovery protocol and any physical therapy you may engage in, the key is to find what works best for you.
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary.
We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice. @Alibry