For a start I would strongly suggest you do NO PT or exercising because that will irritate the areas where you have the cellulitis. And you don't want that! And for the very same reason, it's ice on any inflamed area.But I have developed cellulitis in my lower leg. Doing ok with PT 2x's a day. Not sure if I'm supposed ice or heat on my cellulitis.
At two weeks out, that's about par for the course.1. Range from 4 to 9.
That's not very much. I think you should see about increasing your meds a bit.2. Hydrocodone 5 mg-325 Tylenol: 6x's a day
Moderate swelling - swelling is a form or pain and moderate swelling adds about 4 points to your pain score, making it about 8-13.3. Moderate
Also par for the course and largely due to the swelling and pain.4. Bend: 55 Straightness: 5
But you accomplish little or nothing in 30 minutes. Ice for at least 40-60mins and more than 4 times a day.5. Icing 3 to 4 times a day. 30 minutes each tine
Apply the same as for icing.6. elevating all night and at least 30 minutes an hour.
Good.7. Doing doing very little activity. Just getting up to change clothes get cleaned up and go to the bathroom and walk around the house about five times a day.
Your therapist is just scare-mongering and perpetuating a myth. There is no such thing as scar tissue developing if you don't get good motion at this early stage. Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKROne follow-up question. What should I be doing for our ROM -bent for my knee?
One of the therapist mentioned scar tissue development if I don't get good motion.
A lot of people do!I really thought the CPM was not helping me. I refer to it as the torture machine.
You don't need to do anything except your ADLs. No exercising: what does that really mean?One follow-up question. What should I be doing for our ROM -bend for my knee?
Yes, they do that in order to scare people into complying with their daft ideas. Scar tissue (more correctly known as adhesions) are actually pretty uncommon. Mostly what compromises ROM is simply swelling and pain.One of the therapist mentioned scar tissue development if I don't get good motion.