SENIOR FORUM ADVISOR
Senior Forum Advisor
- Aug 29, 2017
- United States
I note you seem to think your knee is getting better with this routine - is it really? Is your swelling less? And your pain? Must admit, I went "oooooh noooo"! when I read that part of your post. To me it seems like piling bad on top of bad!At the top point of my last heel slide, as she was measuring, she saw "blanching" of the skin----she reiterated swelling is impeding this bend. She's asking me to do 10-15 heel slides every waking hour, and once a day to try and force the bend "a little bit" further.
While your knee is so swollen, there's no point at all in trying to do heel slides and you certainly shouldn't be trying to force the bend. Doing those things is going to increase the knee swelling.The knee is just FULL!!!! She's asking me to do 10-15 heel slides every waking hour, and once a day to try and force the bend "a little bit" further. Not to the point of pain, just reasonable discomfort and trying to maintain each daily gain (or to just not go backwards either!).
That sounds good, but it will depend on how your knee is getting along. While it's so swollen, driving is out of the question. Being your right knee, it's the one you'll use most while driving, so don't try to rush back into driving.I know I might be driving in 2-3 wks. I may not WANT to go anywhere, but knowing I CAN is huge!