I had a complete left knee replacement 5 months ago. I am still in pain and if has affected my sleep patterns. Every time I move my leg the pain wakes me up. I am STILL walking with a limp and pain radiating from the knee replacement surgery up the calf and down to the ankle. The doctor has taken X-rays twice and said all in fine and that some people take longer to heal then others. I ride my bike 2 miles every morning and do 50 laps in my pool every afternoon. I go up and down my stairs at least 10 times a day. I am wearing the swivel strapped brace with 4 straps above and below the knee and it helps. I wore it before the surgery. However, I am wondering if I am preventing healing by using it? I refuse to take pain meds, but have used Advil or Alive sometimes. Is there anything I should or shouldn't be doing to stop this constant pain? When I am relaxing I do have my knee raised on a reclining chair as I am in one now typing this.