5 months post TKR: Stopped doing exercises and dealing with pain
I’m 5 months post TKR. I’m a nurse and am working swab clinic for the Coronavirus. I’m ashamed to admit ( especially being a nurse) I stopped doing my knee excecises. I’m walking about 10,000 steps a day. At night my knee hurts and Burns and my leg is usually swollen. I’m taking Tramadol to help me sleep, because Of the pain ( I usually never took any pain medication for anything except Tylenol) But at night the burning and sometimes a certain way I turn a certain pain wakes me up. I’m not at home, I’m away because of the assignment. I think it’s all probably because I stopped doing my exercises. I’m just exhausted when I get home. Does anyone agree with this.? Sorry long winded it’s 4:00 am and I’m awake again and have to get up in two hours to work.