... I am in such pain that I cry from around 3:00 A.M. on till after day light. I took 6 weeks of PT and the range of motion was right on the mark but the pain was still there. After a PT session I hurt so bad that night and the whole next day that medication wouldn't stop it. I take 5 mg of Oxycodone as needed for pain. ( I only take it when the crying starts and sometimes take 2 instead of one) I try to use Tylenol arthritis 2 or 3 at the time instead of the oxycodone. I hurt when I stand even worse that walking, sitting, or lying. I am just miserable all the time. My surgeon says he cannot understand why I hurt that everything was okay with the surgery so he just dismissed me and said to get second opinion. What can I do?
Hi, i'm so sorry to hear about how much pain you are in. I would definitely get a second opinion if your primary surgeon is dismissing your predicament... In the meantime, have you tried aqua therapy or a TENs machine for direct pain management?
get the 2nd opinion.
I wish I could helpwith your pain questions. Unfortunately I am suffering almost the same way I am 12 weeks out from surgery and I think my pain seems to be gettng worse. I had a bilateral partial knee What was I Thinking. I also break down and cry sometimes because the pain is so bad getting up to go to the bathroom during the night is excruciating. I felt better several weeks ago! I have also developed pain In my arms from I guess lifting myself up all the time and pain in Lower back and neck. my surgeon seemed to think I was doing fine and released me from Pt. He said just go to gym and build your quads. Easier said then done. My sympathies to you perhaps I need a second opinion also. wish I could give you more advice but I guess misery loves company. Jus t wish I knew the progression time for pain to start subsiding and actually being able to walk without any assistance. I know everyone is different that's all I ever hear. But it would be nice to have a general idea.
I am sorry to hear about your condition. I had a total left knee replacement on October, 29 2013 & then a total right knee replacement on March 4, 2014. I had in - patient rehab for a month & then 1 month of out - patient rehab. My knees are doing pretty good. The right knee was much worse than the left & I am having some problems with it but the Dr. said from the beginning that the right knee was going to be a tougher rehab. Even with the in & outpatient rehab I still had some pain for months after both, but I had to work the knees myself with the exercises. Weight is also a factor in recovery. I put on some lbs & noticed a difference in the way I felt while walking & feeling in general. Knowing all that I went through & the trouble you are having, I would get a second opinion, x-Ray your knees & see exactly what is going on in there. A second opinion is your right & will hopefully show why you hurt so much.
Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Taking pain meds is the way to go at first, but then you should be able to slowly reduce the amount of & frequency of using the med. I hope my rant will help you in some way, you can be better, unfortunately now you have to do the legwork for your recovery or God forbid another surgery to correct the problem.
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