Hi JoDAY23. my last in home pt is today, on monday I start outpatient. my biggest complaint is the medial pain at the back of my knee. my ice cuffs don't go all the way around, so I tucked a small gel pack in this morning. also the pain is searing when I walk with the compression stocking on, so I just switched to a compression knee high for the final week of wearing these. I had a dvt scare during my years of heavy business travel that turned out not to be a dvt, so I have some graduated compression knee highs on hand.
thanks @Sisterpat. She loosened my leg up with some massage, and got me to 112/0. then I did the bike, the mini stairs and walked without my cane for her.My evaluation was about an hour but the therapist was a yakker, and running his mouth off in between things, so maybe a straight eval would be 30-45 minutes. They say to elevate twice as long as you are up and around.
Good luck with PT.
I do my knee slides with a make up brushes bad over my foot lol..it’s very easy to slide as it’s slippy on the bed , or sitting up on my poufee( where I prefer to do them)DAY25: the good news:
I am sleeping better.
The hamstring pain is resolved.
The burning pain is pretty much gone.
I was able to sit and work on some quilt blocks yesterday, then iced and elevated.
I am able to cook most nights unless it involves moving anything heavy from the stove or oven to the counter.
I did my bike, my pt exercises except sit to stand, easily on my own yesterday. I also did 5 step ups on the bottom stair of the staircase. Early last week the home pt had me do 15, then up a full flight on alternating legs but that set me back a few days so I am going to approach that slowly.
I am a bit frustrated that my rom is at a plateau, but I felt like it was easier getting in and out of the car this week, and I only just started pedalling the bike yesterday to loosen it.
I do my heel slides on my bed which has a soft mattress topper, would rather do them on a hard surface, like a yoga mat on the floor. How does one get down to the floor and more importantly, get back up?