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I am surprised by this approach of not icing, and not really pushing PT initially. Perhaps a worthwhile option. Hosever, part of the reason to apply ice frequently, at least in the first 3 weeks or so, was to minimize pain. I wonder how one would compensate for that …. more pain meds?

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@ellerbracke my doctor was not too generous with pain meds either, the current thought being that ibuprofen does just about as good a job. Unfortunately, being post-transplant, I can only take Tylenol which is not an anti-inflammatory, but I managed. I admit, at times it was not easy, but if I can take something at night I’m OK.
As I said before, my in-home PT person was totally respectful of the doctor because he had worked with his patients before and had seen the success rate. He managed to help me a lot with PT that was within the parameters.
JK