- Jul 18, 2023
- United States
Knee TKA June 8. Rough recovery.
Many of us find that our PT regimen is way too severe to be productive. It's not a binary all-or-nothing!By "Rough Recovery" I mean that this, my second knee, is not at all like my first, which went very easily. I have more pain and far less ROM.
I found the article at Forums > REFERENCE LIBRARY > Library > LIBRARY General Topics > Exercises, therapy, walking aids >
BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
to be interesting because I am finding I am getting worse (more pain and less ROM) with outpatient PT and the many requested exercises (lots on the not good list).
I am considering stopping PT, but I had reached a plateau in trying to recover on my own, so the decision is not easy.
Timeline: Home PT first 2 weeks, no PT but continuing home PT exercises next 2 weeks, outpatient PT with extensive home exercises the latest 2 weeks.
I am finding I am getting worse (more pain and less ROM) with outpatient PT and the many requested exercises (lots on the not good list).
Wondering what this means exactly. Only asking because I am wondering if you're doing too many exercises, and reps, too often and it is unnecessary? Possibly some of the exercises are not really beneficial which you may hear through the personal experience of some of the members here.outpatient PT with extensive home exercises the latest 2 weeks.
I agree; I was doing them after about three and a half months out from my first TKA and haven't resumed doing them yet.Some people have a problem with doing clamshells at your early stage in recovery. Be very careful with them and check out your knee's reaction. Remember, going slow with everything is much better than going gung-ho. The tortoise won the race!