Staff member since March 18, 2018
- Aug 29, 2017
- United States
This is why I will not go to formal PT if I ever do another replacement. You were coming along fine until this group added their exercises.all l know is that l had no pain or discomfort until l started very minimal PT 4 weeks ago to strengthen the muscles only . Since starting that it hurts to bend and makes horrible crunchy noises that l can feel when l put my hand o
Crunchy noises are common, though, but it’s interesting it wasn’t happening before.
Clicking/Clunking after TKR
Squats are not the best exercise this early in recovery because they put a lot of strain on a young, healing knee. It is not necessary to do any exercise that hurts.and the last one PT gave me was a semi- squat l that l am unable to do correctly because it hurts my knee
It’s early in recovery and stairs foot over foot will most likely improve as you continue to heal. It‘s your decision when to do them foot over foot.The PT seems to want me to do step foot over foot , and l always do one foot at a time . l worry so about falling , don't know why it's so important to do stairs foot over foot . l haven't done it that way since before my original TKR in 2018 , because l didn't feel stable . l don't need to do many stairs anyway .
I would think you will do fine on your own, after this next appointment.I have one more scheduled appointment with this PT after tomorrow , unsure if l should continue . lt's a 1 hour drive for me one way , is why l go only every other week .
You did something that triggered this pain. Maybe you are just a bit “weak” due to having major surgery less than 3 months ago, and handling those bags was just a bit too much. Maybe ask your PT for some massage tomorrow, and take it easy for a while to let it settle down.when l went to get out of the car a sharp pain in my lower back , took my breath away .