The thing is that you really don't need to do a lot of exercise after an MUA. All you need to do is keep the joint moving gently.The problem is in trying to keep up the PT and home PT he wants me to do.
Why are you worrying about pleasing PT? Aren't you the one paying them, in a round about way? You are the boss, the employer. The only thing you should be worrying about pleasing is you knee! It has been re-injured and needs to be moved with gently. If it hurts at the time or later, then don't do it anymore for a few weeks.I am trying to juggle doing just enough to please the PT without overdoing it.
He is wrong. If he was right most people we know who have had knee replacements would have poor rom because most people don’t get it back early, it takes time.He is trying to scare me by saying the window of opportunity will close. I know from what I've read on Bonesmart that this is not the case but a small part of me still thinks what if he is right.
We can be sincere in things we do and say, but if they are the wrong things, then we are still wrong.it sounds silly even writing this but I don't want to offend him because he truly believes he is doing the best for me.
Hi RelleI am feeling overwhelmed with life at the moment. My big fear is that my knee will lock up again. I am just telling my PT what he he wants to hear because it's easier. He is trying to scare me by saying the window of opportunity will close. I know from what I've read on Bonesmart that this is not the case but a small part of me still thinks what if he is right. I just want to get through the next week until I see my OS and have a talk with him. He is more forward thinking than the PT.
I've been having hot flushes and sweats a few times a day since I had the MUA. My knee isn't hot so I don't think it's infected and I'm long past menopause. Has this happened to anyone else?
I do appreciate every message that I receive. Hopefully it won't be too long and I will start to see things more positively.
Beware of being in the hot pool for too long. Because you're basically applying heat to your knee while in the pool, it can increase knee swelling.I found I overdid it last time I went to the heated pool as well. I'm really only going there to do a little walking but mainly as a treat. We have not long moved into an new home that I love but unfortunately the bath is quite small. I found it hard to get into before my TKR and I have to sit with my knees under my chin to fit. The pool isn't as relaxing as a nice bath but it will do until I can save and replace the one I have at home.