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Knee OA
An_258797 posted:
I had a fractured kneecap this spring, I've had arthroscopic surgery, also a lateral release, he cleaned out loose bodies, fixed a meniscus tear. The day after surgery I felt great!! I've done Physical therapy but my knee somedays just kills me!! I'm 3 months post op. I have a good range of motion, my quad is back. But I cannot find relief, especially as by evening. Believe me, I'm in bed by 7pm only because my knee has had it by then. I'm icing, elevated and I use my tens unit. I don't over do it during the day, just OA?? I still ice, elevate, do my home PT too. I know exercise is important with OA, and I do it. I want to stay active or rather I wish I could be as active as I was before all this. I never had OA till I got hurt. I know someday I'll need a total knee replacement...I'm not looking forward to another surgery, and recovery. As I'm young, I know TKR's last 15-20 yrs...I can't imagine having it done again. Oh, I do keep in touch with my Ortho Surgeon...and he is the best!! I'm blessed! For everyone with OA pain, I feel your pain.
emsgirl24 responded:
I live with daily OA knee pain now. I had a steroid shot in my knee 2 months ago. That helped the swelling then, but that only lasted about 3 days. Then I was back to swelling, & daily pain. I push through PT but some days, it's so frustrating that my quality if life has diminished Yes, sad to say my knee dictates my day..

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