- Aug 15, 2023
- United States
Good morning from rainy Michigan. I had tkr in June 5th and so glad I found this group. Hope to learn about the process of recovery and share success.
Well, that is your knee telling you that it isn't ready for you to be doing what you are doing to it. You need to cut back and let your knee heal. More activity and pushing your knee only set your recovery back. It's best if you go slow and obey your knee. It will treat you much better.I keep trying to increase my activity and that causes more pain and swelling.
My work is very accommodating. I can elevate my knee, ice it when needed or take gentle walks at any time to loosen up. I work in an outpatient rehab facility as a care coordinator so I really do not have physical stress on my job. I need to listen to what I tell our clients - give yourself grace and time for healing.Isn't it just a pain in the keester to not be able to do more? I started out setting dates to accomplish things and blew them all. Now I set milestones. What caught my eye is that you are back at work. Is your job contributing to making this harder? Unfortunately this healing thing takes time. You are 1/4 of the way. Uck. Hang in there. You'll get better!
Thank you - my husband has been telling me this since the start but I feel guilty not being able to do more and he has done so much.Well, that is your knee telling you that it isn't ready for you to be doing what you are doing to it. You need to cut back and let your knee heal. More activity and pushing your knee only set your recovery back. It's best if you go slow and obey your knee. It will treat you much better.I keep trying to increase my activity and that causes more pain and swelling.
I have found that PT is far too tough for me. They seem to want 0-125 degrees instantaneously, but my knee does not want to do that. I had 110 before surgery and think it will be months to get more than that. Meanwhile I am enjoying what I like to do, biking, swimming, diving, kayaking, and a little hiking, along with ADL. If I get stuck I might go back to PT, but I have plenty of exercises to do at home - at my pace.PT was great but sometimes I think too much.
Yes yes yes. You're continually putting yourself in the Overdid It Club! (ODIC) and you have tons of company here (raises my hand!) because frankly it's frustrating to not "make progress"... but often the progress is happening slowly inside our healing bodies and we have to allow it. And yeah, I'm telling myself this today as much as sharing with you!Hello Everyone - my RTKR was on June 5, 2023. I am struggling with swelling/inflammation with my knee. Every time I try to increase my activity I get swelling and feels like irritation on the inside which I know is swelling. I am trying to do daily evening walks with my dog about 10-15 minutes and each morning I ride my incumbent bike 10-15 minutes. But if I try to push past that time frame or try to do the exercises that my PT gave me after I competed 8 weeks of PT (finished that on 7-31) I get swelling. I know I am very early on this journey but wondering if others experience this too? Thanks for all of your support.