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Any TKR graduates out there with noisy knee?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 25, 2019 | Replies (12)

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@ellerbracke Thanks for asking. The cortisone shots did help but I am still uncomfortable if I try to sleep on my left side. It's not nearly as bad as it was though. I have had so much more success with cortisone and Synvisc shots in my knees than I have with cortisone in my hips. The only doctor who really did a great job is in Boston and I thought I could take the easy way out and go to the doctor in Manchester (NH) who I had been to for Synvisc shots. If I need them again I will probably head to Boston. I know that weight can cause problems and back when I had problems before I was much heavier, but I gained about 10 pounds back and wonder if that is what caused the bursitis to flare up again.

It's too soon to know if the exercises are helping or not. I have only been to PT one time and that was primarily an evaluation and he showed me some exercises to do at home — clamshell, reverse clamshell, bridge — so I am doing them. I really think something I do when I use the gym at my health club must be contributing but he had no suggestions about that.

I will definitely try to remember to ask him about knees when I go on Thursday. I will send myself a message to remember.
JK

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JK: had to look up reverse clamshells – they look very uncomfortable. I don’t even like normal (banded) clamshells too much, but they seem to help. How do you manage bridges with limited flex on one knee? My PT also has me do unilateral – one legged – bridges, and those are challenging. If you find an exercise for the hip problem that trumps all others, please let me know. My hip is much improved (without shot), but it can always be better.

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