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lower back pain during rehab

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by amyk, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. amyk

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    I had my knees replaced four weeks ago and have had some trouble with lower back pain. Is this a common by product of bilateral replacement rehab? I otherwise can't complain - I am wallking almost normally (hurts a little still) and can see the operation was probably a success.
    A different question: Why is the area above the knee so very painful? Everyone I talk to has said the same thing, that that area is way sore for a long time after surgery.
     
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    If you are talking of the mid-thigh area, that would be because of the tourniquet they apply to reduce blood loss during surgery. This would be the position of it ..

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    Is this where your discomfort is? If so, try massaging it every day with some hand cream. The discomfort will dissipate eventually.
     
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