Be careful with the Naproxen and aspirin, they are both NSAIDs. If you are taking a low dose aspirin as a blood thinner that's OK. But, full strength can be bad.I’m down to just Tylenol, Naproxen, and aspirin for pain.
Just walking around in the house doing your daily activities is PT. That's how many of us rehabbed our knees. I have done just that after 12 knee surgeries and did fine. As I healed I was able to do more, but my knees were always my guide. If I did something that caused pain and/or swelling that night or the next day, I knew it was too soon to be doing it. I'd rest, ice and elevate them for until they settled back down. Then I'd try it again. If my knees didn't react, then I knew it was OK to do it.What kind of things did you do to rehab yourself?
You are very blessed! It is good to hear that more and more therapists are going the gentle route.I am very happy with my PT as he is knowledgeable and gentle. He pushes me to the point of discomfort but not pain. My knee does not feel aggravated after, swell up, etc.
Maybe it does for some, but for many of us, we are still limited at 3 months, 6 months and more. It all depends on how our particular body heals.Thanks. I realize it takes around one year for a full recovery but doesn’t most of it occur in the first 3 months or so?