- Jan 26, 2019
- United States
Hi, I had my tkrs done separately, left in Dec 2018 and right on Aug 27, 2019. The difference in recovery is night and day. With the left I was back at work and off prescribed pain at 6 weeks. The right is another story. I know I should not compare them but the right knee was so tight from the very beginning but I was able to use a crutch. I started in home pt on Sept 2, 3x week. I had my 3rd visit on Sept 6 with no issues so my therapist suggested going up and down stairs a couple of times which I did. Here's where everything went downhill. 36 hrs later I could not put any weight on my foot, I could barely walk and so much pain. Couple of days later I saw my surgeon for my 2 week follow up and he said an xray showed no damage from the pt, but knee was extremely inflamed. Its been 4 weeks later and I've had very little improvement. I ice my knee in the morning to get moving. By the time I use the bathroom, make cup of coffee, my leg swells up again. Im even going to therapy 2x week and bought a small pedaling device to increase my ROM, but nothing seems to help me get over the hump. Pain is at a 4 to 5 with pain meds. All I want to do is lay in bed. What should I be doing differently? I am depressed.