- Sep 26, 2019
- United States
It seems as if you're doing everything right. The swelling is normal and just keep elevating and icing. I was unable to put a toe on the floor for over 8 days.
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You have a wise PT. While I was still in the hospital my PT cut my walk short as he was concerned about my low blood pressure.PT has come 3 times but have done nothing because my blood pressure is too high and I'm dizzy
These are all the right things to do in such early days of recovery. There will be plenty of time later, when you are more healed, to increase your efforts.All I've done is little walks, ankle pumps and butt squeezes. Not top mention being hooked to my ice machine with leg elevated the rest of the time
This is no way to talk to a patient after only 2 very difficult weeks of recovery. Her advice is inappropriate.She told me no more in home pt they are too nice! You need to go to out patient where they push you or your going to have to be surgical manipulated. And she said when the doctor sees you in 2 weeks he's not going to be happy at all. And he's very up front and will call you a wussy.
No, not only do you not have to do this, you should not allow any PT do do this.Time to load up on pain meds and have my knees get the mess beat out of them
Your surgeon's PA is wrong. She's misinformed. You don't have to push through the pain and you don't have to have a surgical manipulation unless you want it. What she told you is all scare tactics and if you follow her advice, you could harm your knee.She told me no more in home pt they are too nice! You need to go to out patient where they push you or your going to have to be surgical manipulated. And she said when the doctor sees you in 2 weeks he's not going to be happy at all. And he's very up front and will call you a wussy. So that's refreshing. At least the nurse said my scars are some of the best she's ever seen. Time to load up on pain meds and have my knees get the mess beat out of them.
You don't have to be happy with his not being happyPhysician assistant not happy with my rom at all.
Not all fat, unfortunately, so don't be disappointed if it comes back fairly quicklyI've lost 15lbs in 2 weeks because of not being able to eat
And your reply is "[insert words banned by BoneSmart] off""You need to go to out patient where they push you or your going to have to be surgical manipulated."
And you can reply with more banned words.And he's very up front and will call you a wussy
Seriously, don't take painkillers before any kind of activity, especially PT, so suppress the pain it causes. You need the pain to tell you when to stop!Time to load up on pain meds and have my knees get the mess beat out of them
At 2 weeks I was in the 60s for bend. People looked at me like I was "behind." But my knee was massively swollen. It's just not going to bend much under those circumstances. You need to get the swelling down and getting beaten up in PT is not the solution. Moving, but gently is ok.' By 6 weeks I hit 90 and continued to gain a bit over the next weeks.@Jockette thank you so much. I will not give in to it. I have so many people even nurses and pt people on Facebook saying you just have to push through the pain. Half the people have me scared to death that my legs will never work if I do hurt myself. I feel like it's all the swelling now that is causing it not to bend much. I will not let anyone hurt me or I'll leave. I am however keeping the in home pt for the rest of this week to see how she is.