I had the type of pain you are talking about. If I could have it would have brought me to my knees. I’m getting ready for my next leg. I had a fantastic surgery and recovery was fast. Once you could start sleeping. Icing front and back ( all the time ) and staying on the med schedule are key also moving. I went on a trip 5 weeks post . When I got out of the car I was waiting on the pain to kick in . I was great no pain . Except the knee that wasn’t done. Could hardly get it going. Yes it hurts but it’s a healing pain and you know there is an end to it.it surprised me. I also did home health care pt. Big helpI have not had a TKR yet, but am working on getting it scheduled. I have been reading lots of recovery stories about pain while recovering. My question is about the type of pain. Right now I am in terrible pain. My knee locks and grinds at times and the pain can bring me to tears. Is the pain afterwards different than that? For those who are recovering, how would you describe the pain you feel now compared to before your surgery? I am curious and want to be prepared as to what I can expect.
While the pain may be temporarily less, that damaged knee is NOT getting any better. In fact, it will continue to get worse, and the longer you wait, the more complex the surgery becomes.Suddenly, in these last two weeks, my pain is gone.
Thank you.It's just like when you take your car to the mechanic when it is making a noise. It won't make the noise for the mechanic. Same with your knee. It heard you got an appointment to tear it apart and decide to try and make you change your mind by not hurting
Get the replacement because it isn't going to get any better. Now, this is just me but yesterday I accidentally kneeled on a cushion on my new knee and had no problem. It's amazing what we can do if we don't think about it. Best of luck to you!