Pain at night

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Hello ya’ll..I’m at 11 weeks now, for a few days last week felt like my LTKR was getting better. This week I have such night pain, I don’t understand it. I’m still going to p.t. and do my exercises at home. I don’t go back to Dr till next Thursday. Shouldn’t this be easing up by now. I dread going to bed at night! This morning my knee feels so tight . I am tired of this physical and emotional rollercoaster.

Has anyone else felt this, am I expecting too much at 11 weeks?

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There is no set pattern for recovery, we all recover at different rates. You can’t compare your recovery with that of others. Are you still taking your medication to control the pain?. You said it felt like your knee was getting better, did you overdo the exercises or physio because of that?.

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No I mostly take it before I go to bed. The only thing changed at p.t. is 5 lbs added to leg press now at 35lb. and seated leg curl went from 10 to 15.

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Sounds like your physio is the reason, 35 lbs leg press is a lot for someone with a tkr. Perhaps go back to original weight. Try to spread your medication throughout the day see if that helps with the pain. Don’t overdo the physio or exercise, a little and often, you will get there in the end. It takes time but don’t despair it is worth it in the end , I’m 19½ and 17½ years since my tkr’s and have had no problems since recovery.

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Glad to hear you concur David. These physio’s need to be told to back off sometimes! Unfortunately, we all learn the hard way!

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