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Knee pain

malawmmalaw Posts: 114
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had my right knee replaced last summer. In the past week I have been having some bad achy pain in it. I wonder if it could be because I had part of my back fixed this summer. If I am not using a cane I work a little like Festus on Gunsmoke. Sure don't want the knee to be messed up NOR do I want the back to be bad.
I am always afraid that I will twist without thinking and mess it up. I know I did today - caught myself after I had done it. It started hurting after I reached for something. Sure hope I didn't do any damage. I see my surgeon the end of next month and will find out. The back settled down after I took a pain pill and went to bed for an hour.
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  • Hi Malaw,
    From memorey you are several months down the track but correct me if I am wrong.
    What you need now is some physiotherapy. You need for the physio to teach you to walk correctly so you dont do damage to either you knee or your back. I am in the same boat as I had a hip revision 2 years ago so walked badly (and with a limp) before my surgery. Since the back has been done I have really had to focus on HOW i walk, a lot of muscles has just stopped being used so I had to find them again. :))(
    It probably has been the hardest part of the whole surgery and I cant afford to get lazy when I walk as I dont want to fall into bad patterns and create problems.
    So -In short ha-ha If it is Ok with your Doc then go and have some physio.

    Blessings Sara
    P.S When it gets cold my hip warns me so your knoee may also be doing the same.
  • I have an appointment with my PCP on Thursday to get the results of blood work and hopefully a report from the cardiologist ( they haven't told me anything). If I get the all clear I can go to PT and since it is the same one I used last summer he knows about my knee.

    I have also got to get something that will help me go to sleep and stay that way. I wake up about every hour and a half. Sometimes can just turn over and go back to sleep, but not always. That won't fly with school starting on 25th.

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