... knee cap and sides of the replacement. The front of my knee is always warm to the touch as well. I was doing really well and at about the 2 month mark I started feeling unwell all of the time. Fatigue, lethargic, flu like feeling and the pain in my knee to remind me I may have made a big mistake. Any help would be so appreciated!
It's possible that you may have developed an infection that totally unrelated to your knee. Have you been to see your regular Dr? He can always run a blood test to see if you are suffering from some sort of infection and get you started on antibiotics if you are. The front of my knee was usually warm to the touch also, but it had more to do with my body trying to heal my knee. Remember, they moved a lot of muscles, nerves, tendons, etc and all these need to heal also. It takes many months to do this. With your physical therapy going on at the same time, that's going to keep your pain levels up there. But the more you heal, and the stronger your exercises make your knee, the pain will lessen. You really need to keep going at your exercises hard. That will help you most of all. I recovered full range of motion and work about 30 hrs a week constantly standing and/or walking on a concrete floor. I'm not going to lie and tell you that I never have pain because I do. But I don't have the constant bone on bone pain that I used to live with every day! I believe that having my replacement was the best thing I could have ever done. But it took me a while to get to that decision. If you keep working hard in your pt, and yes, a positive mindset is very useful, I believe that you could come to that decision also. Don't get discouraged and think that you've made a mistake. You really haven't! Just keep plugging away at it and you'll find you did the best thing.
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