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I am at 6 weeks and having difficulty getting past 88 degrees. I have a tightness over my knee cap and the patellar tendon is still very thick. I still have swelling in my thigh above the knee as well. I have the feeling that my ham string is very tight behind my knee. It is drawn taunt and I can feel it protruding out the back of my knee. My other knee is not like that. When bending the knee I have pain in the back of my knee as well as to the inner front side of my knee cap. My therapist thinks I need to push past the pain. Besides the fear of doing damage to the knee from screaming my lungs out, how does on do that? I've been prescribed Darvocet which does nothing for the pain experienced in PT.

I see my surgeon this week and am wondering if manipulation is the thing I need to get past this point. I am afraid it will get worse the longer I wait.
Have any of you had this problem. Did you get past the pain or succum to manipulation under anesthesia?
[QUOTE=mzfitz40;4207974]I am at 6 weeks and having difficulty getting past 88 degrees. I have a tightness over my knee cap and the patellar tendon is still very thick. I still have swelling in my thigh above the knee as well. I have the feeling that my ham string is very tight behind my knee. It is drawn taunt and I can feel it protruding out the back of my knee. My other knee is not like that. When bending the knee I have pain in the back of my knee as well as to the inner front side of my knee cap. My therapist thinks I need to push past the pain. Besides the fear of doing damage to the knee from screaming my lungs out, how does on do that? I've been prescribed Darvocet which does nothing for the pain experienced in PT.

I see my surgeon this week and am wondering if manipulation is the thing I need to get past this point. I am afraid it will get worse the longer I wait.
Have any of you had this problem. Did you get past the pain or succum to manipulation under anesthesia?[/QUOTE]

I'm over 3 months out, but have been playing golf since the 2nd month. I did push past the pain. I also took long hot baths with pain killing salts and bent my knee back and forth until I could set with my arms wrapped around both knees with forehead to the knees. I held those positions for 1 minute for about 10-15 times pressing the knees closer each time. I can now do the runners stretch. I'm riding the exercise bike 30 minutes a day adjusted as close up as I can get it to the handlebars so that the knee has to bend more. It hurts in the beginning but after about 1 or 2 minutes the pain slowly subsides. Try adjusting it a little each day until you can ride with the knees almost touching the handlebars.

Good Luck,

Linda





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