Or, as @Roy Gardiner told us:You are not sitting around doing nothing, you are giving your knee the best circumstance in which to heal!
I have no pain at all in my first TKR from 5 years ago.What I’m wondering are either of you feeling pain in your older TKR I feel like sometimes it’s having more pain this knee?
I know you want to get your leg straight, and you will in time, as you heal, but doing it to the point of ouch is not the way to do it. Causing pain is counterproductive as it causes/ maintains swelling and inflammation, which does not encourage more ROM.I've started to work to straighten the knee (ouch!!!)
All I'm doing is literally laying my leg flat on the floor. I'm not pushing down on it or forcing anything. Just letting it "hang" there under it's own weight. I can slide my entire hand under my knee right now. The rest of the time my knee is up on my Lounge Doctor pillow.I know you want to get your leg straight, and you will in time, as you heal, but doing it to the point of ouch is not the way to do it.