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janicemmccarthy (@janicemmccarthy)

TKR and knee braces

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 21 9:12am | Replies (11)

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My knees also hurt during the day but I keep busy so I don't notice it as much as night time. The minute I move either of my legs while in bed it wakes me up. I have been trying to go to sleep with ice packs on both knees and using Volatrem cream or CBD cream. I am trying everything under the sun to find some relief. That is why I asked if a knee brace sleeve would help. I don't want to try something that is going to make them worse.

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Hello Buickturboman, I had TKR done August iof 2019. I still have issues with sleeping at night b/c of pain and also b/c of tightness or the feeling of a “band” wrapped around my knee. By Nov. 2019, I wasn’t able to ride the bike b/c right knee couldn’t make a full
Rotation. Long story short and after seeing 6 different doctors, no two ever had the same reason for my pain and lack of movement! Well #6 dr. Sent me to allergist. Where I was tested for metals, glues, and antibiotics. To my surprise I test positive to neomycin,which is antibiotic AND methyl methacrylate, this is bonding agent for the glue used in cement, which they use to keep prosthetic stable as your bone grows over it. That is my issue for pain at night, and day! See if you can get allergy testing done. I hope you don’t get a positive result. I at least, have a reason, but if u don’t get anywhere re allergy testing meaning you’re not allergic, I think over time it will ease up. Good luck!
@irish283

Hello, I too seem to find sleep elusive because I’d pain in my rt. Knee. I had TKR done Aug. 2019. I saw at least 5-6 doctors last year. The last doctor sent me for allergy testing….turns out I’m allergic to bone cement! I was doing therapy All along and inNov.of ‘19 I’m ridinging bike at PT and couldn’t make a full rotatio! Still have pain. But having this cement in my leg isn’t a good thing and I not sure what I’m going to do….I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery. This tear was caused by me trying to push myself up from sitting on couches and chairs that were low and not having stability with my knee. Word to wise GET ALLERGY TESTING BEFORE SURGERY! Check for metals, glues, antibiotics. AND ISTILL USE ICE ON MY KNEE. Good luck. Irish283 or Irish823. Sorry can’t remember proper sequence of numbers!

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