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pain & swelling 2 years post knee replacement
An_249891 posted:
I had a right TKR 2 1/4 years ago - it was great - I golf, swim, & do all kinds of sports. It has never given me trouble. Today, I golfed & 4 hours later went bowling (which I have done many times) & tonight, my knee is very stiff, swollen & is painful! First time since therapy 2 years ago. I did nothing to hurt it - it even hurts when I bend it - like there is a tight band around it! Any ideas??? I had it done at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago, but now live in central Florida & there is a lot of MD's here who just take advantage of our area (The Villages) which is a 50 + community - they seem to think we have unlimited money or insurance!
arbob5 responded:
Try an ice pack, on 20 min., off 20 min., Tylenol or ibuprofen for the pain. If it's no better in a couple of days, you will need to see a Dr. Do you have a primary Dr. in Florida? If not, you need to get one I guess.

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason for these things occurring. But then again, sometimes there is a reason, and we just can't quite zero in on it. And then all of a sudden a light bulb goes off in our head and we think "OMG, I forgot about that bump or slip while walking" etc. etc. etc.

Try the ice tho. And let us know how you're doing. And again, see a doctor if it's no better in a few days.
Refiguy responded:
You sound like me ...played golf and ,,swelling after 2 yrs...still swells up after even mild exercise..Dr just say wait until it settles down..mmm..well I;m not going to sit around like the rest of them...I iced and waited and it was a little better but even extended cycling then swells...if you get any feedback let me know...thanks

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