I had a lot of extra swelling after surgery but its better! I start outpatient p.t. next thursday. Finished at home p.t. Still have pain. Worse with p.t of couse. When i wake up and when i go to bed. I cant go 4 and a half hrs w/o pain. Still on 25 mgs fent patch every 3 days and diluadid every 4 hrs around clock. So pain is better unless its going to rain. Go back to doc next week. Worried he is going to reduce dil. I think i have tolerance some. Is it normal to still have pain after knee replacement still?
17 Sep 2011
I had my right knee replaced, and I know what you are going through, you are lucky though, you are on adequate pain meds, my dr only gave me vicodin 7.5 every 4 hours, but yes my knee still hurt me for up to 2 cmonths after I had it replaced, now it really doesn't hurt me anymore, maybe if it rains it might ache, but , good luck to you
17 Sep 2011
Never had a knee replaced, but have had numerous skeletal surgeries and have a dear friend who had a knee replaced. I would say yes, it is normal to still have some pain after 6 weeks post op. Keep up the physical therapy and doing your exercises at home daily. They really will help alot with pain and mobility in the long run. It takes time for the body to adjust to such a procedure. My doctor said it could take at least 6 months to a year before all the pain was gone. I think you will find that over the next couple of months it will improve remarkably so hang in there!!
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