Hi tweety bird, you are only a very short step on your journey so try to remember that. I haven’t had Physiotherapy and don’t need anyone pushing my body harder than it wants to go. Please be gentle on yourself and use your own intuition on whether or not you need extra help. My knee from 8 weeks ago is doing really well but I have a lot of pain on my thigh which is fairly numb but feels like I’ve got broken glass underneath the skin. It’s very painful but the consultant says it’s where the tourniquet was and I have fibromyalgia and this is reacting now. He’s seen it before. Sometimes I can’t bear any clothes on it so know how you feel, it’s awful! Maybe yours is a similar thing or not but I know how it feels. Take care of yourself and be gentle.Hello everyone! First time posting, but I’ve been scouring this site for a few weeks for answers and advice. Had my LTKR on May 25, 2022 - so I’m almost 6 weeks post op.
"One more question - can anyone guide me to any studies or info that supports the Bonesmart approach to therapy? Gentle therapy makes SO much sense to me- why aggravate an already inflamed joint with intense therapy that creates more inflammation? But - I think that traditional PT is geared toward an aggressive approach to TKR rehab. I’ve found it difficult to find any studies/opinions supporting a more 'hands off' approach."