why does my knee replacement hurt more at night
That is interesting. Did they say why? If anyone knows I would love to know. Could it be just not recommended when a person is in hospital for practical reasons or has there been a change in thinking. seems very odd! I was told that the physios did not like patients to elevate their knees on pillows, but I said that I was making sure it was straight and no one told me I was not allowed to elevate it. I thought maybe it was to do with just preferring patients to keep their legs flat to help extension? They may be concerned that people might put the pillow right behind the back of the knee in a way that put pressure on the veins behind it maybe?
Or I guess it could be complicated having lots of morphine filled patients with legs rolling off pillows! Or maybe a shortage of pillows! who knows! If anyone does, post. It seems very surprising!
lmr, Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us. Most of us have disrupted sleep during recovery. Many of our members have found cling film/saran wrap helps with nite pain. Here is your copy of the post op guidelines, the articles are short and will not take long to read.
Knee Recovery: The Guidelines 1. Donвt worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don t try and hurry it, donвt worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary 2. Control discomfort 3. Do what you want to do a. If it hurts, don t do it and don t allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don t do it again. 4.
PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these 5. At week 4 and after you should follow this We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart s forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
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