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kjb49 posted:
Reading all your comments has been helpful to me. My TKR was just 3 weeks ago yesterday. Dr says I am progressing ahead of schedule and hes thrilled with my response, but I sure dont feel like it. The knee is hot, hard and I see that you all are saying this is normal. I am at 91 ROM but the PT says If I am not at 110 or more by therapy end the dr will put me in the hospital, put me out and MAKE my knee bend. ?? That scared me. Right now I am getting around ok, I only take pain pills right before PT sessions. I am feeling depressed & Maybe being too hard on myself?? I know everyone I know says its worth it in the end but right now I dont see that. Actually the pain feels like its suffocating me. I am no whimp but this surgery has really taken a toll on me. I also have a bakers cyst under the back of the knee that is miserable. He says it will dissolve on its own. I want to know also if your calf muscles hurt? Mine feel like they have gone thru a paper shredder. I ice the knee & they said I can use heat on the calf. any comments, thoughts will be appreciated. HECK right now i could use a cheer squad.
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Kjb and welcome to our WebMD cheer squad!

I'm sure others will be responding soon with their thoughts and experiences and support. (((hugs)))
We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin

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You must do the exercises when having TKR. It alleviates stiffness and that hardening feeling. Also, see if you PT will do massage of knee, ... More
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