Total knee replacement – sharing my experience
Still walking around the house with no walker, cane, etc.
I find that now when I am out walking around the neighborhood with my walker, my non-operated knee is acting up and causing pain, both during the walk and when I get back.
I started using ice in the evening if I have muscle pain in the thigh and/or knee and it’s very helpful. But I have to turn up the heat first; otherwise it’s too cold for me.
I usually take the pain meds once a day, in the evening. And maybe one extra time in the late afternoon.
A little nervous about the follow-up clinic I am going to at the hospital tomorrow. My fear? That some orthopedist will force my knee into some position that will be painful. My physical therapist recommended that I make a list of questions; haven’t gotten to it yet.