Longways under whole leg from thigh to ankle. The reason for not putting a pillow under your knee is because of the risk of interference with blood and lymph (tissue fluid) flow. If you can manage additional pillows under the lower leg as in the "pillow stack" so much the better but I found my leg tended to fall off the pile when I was asleep. Better elevation was possible if I was half sitting and awake using lots of pillows for support. As the article linked above also says, beware pressure on your heel too because of the risk of bedsores. The first few weeks are difficult but I'm sure you'll find some comfort soon - icing really helps!This is where I need better advice I guess, I've been told and read that you mustn't put pillows under your knees after hip replacement,if I tuck a small pillow under my knee it relieves it but advice is saying "don't do this" or, should I put a pillow longways under the whole leg?
I had my THR on 30th Aug so I’m almost a week ahead of you. I’m still using 2 crutches so I am wondering at 2 weeks whether it is a bit early to go down to 1 even in the house. With one are you using it in the opposite arm?
I am not going out for strolls yet because I have had lots of pains from over doing it and had a check up on Monday and surgeon told me to rest and chill out. No need for daily out door walks quite yet. Which lends itself to the current Scottish Autumn climate for me!
I have also had a lot of pain from thigh down to knee. What painkiller’s are you talking and do you spread out and take over night too? If I potter too much in the day I pay for it at night, I put it down to the activities increasing swelling/aggravating the soft tissues and muscles which are still healing.
IHave you increased your activity or added activity? Do you ice?
I elevated my leg last night, all suggestions to do so we're very helpful, I did the slopey trio of pillows arrangement, workrd a treat, huge differenceI'm two weeks post thr, all gone smoothly but last night and tonight pain from my knee up to my groin in like waves
Fine during the day but worsening through the night,