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They have given me more Tramadol- but only enough until my next appointment.
I had my husband listen to the phone call- so I could confirm that the reality is they are pushing a protocol without taking the patient into account. How I wish I could not spend time worrying about it I have enough medication. This all seeems so punitive and controlling. Patient and MD - all have the same goal- to heal and not being in pain is part of that process for some of us. . Oh Lordy- enough on this, Moving on. Hope you are managing.
 
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Can I have my thread changed to Suzanne’s Recovery: Thank you so much I Know this is a labor of love on your part and I sure appreciate it.....

Has anyone experienced INTENSE Adductor pain? Inner Thigh muscles. What did you do about it?
Three weeks ago today my knee was replaced- and the knee is doing well- but my inner thigh muscles are really hurting... This is what is waking me up at night....
Any thoughts or ideas? Spoke with the PT today- my exercise in not very strenuous so I don’t think it is being cause by that- but I can’t get rid of it......
 

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Hi @Susu123

I just wanted to chime in again. At my 4 week post op appointment last week, my doctor refilled both my Tramadol and my hydrocodone. I was really surprised to get the hydrocodone but also relieved because I’m still taking it at night to sleep. But I also added Advil this week in addition to Tylenol. I was not allowed to take it before because I was on blood thinners (Xarelto) for 30 days. I think the Advil works better than either the Tramadol or the hydrocodone at this point! I have not been having inner thigh pain, my pain is behind the right knee and radiates down to my calf, around to my shin and down to my foot. My left knee/leg is fine. My therapist finally realized that it is caused by my hamstring being super tight. He gave me stretches and exercises to address the hamstring issue. Between the exercises and the Advil, it is feeling better and is so much less painful. Hopefully your therapist will figure out the source of your pain and help you correct it. In the meantime, Advil may help if you are allowed to take it.
 

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You poor luv. I swore at everyone then apologised profusely once the pain killers kicked in.
 
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I’m so glad you got the medicine you need. I’m finding that the hardest part: since my MD had made it clear- no more Tramadol. I’m now holding back on medicating to stretch things out. Wish I could take Advil- but I can’t stomach the stuff.

I bought a on-line Tens machine and Electrical Stimulation like they use at PT. Fifty bucks and it seems to help the adductor pain. Here is hoping.
 

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Reality Check - Surgery July 20th- So about five weeks. Still dealing with swelling and pain.
Doing 15 minute of biking- 15 minute easy walking-15-20 minute of bridging.... and ADL easy going. Still icing and elevating.
The activity does not seem to be too much- but I can't bring down the swelling. Taking one -two Tramadol and Neurotin at night....Nights are tough- for sure.
Any thoughts= suggestions??? little bit discouraged.
 

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I know it doesn't seem like you're doing much but things are relative. You're still pretty early in your recovery. I would do either the biking OR the walking each day. Or cut several minutes off each activity.
Activity that doesn't feel too bad at the time, you often feel at night. It's like a cumulative effect.

Also it would not harm anything to take a day off from exercise now and then.
 

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