Anti-Inflammatory Supplements after Total Knee Replacement

Posted by lsmorgan @lsmorgan, May 31 4:54pm

I had my right knee replaced five weeks ago. I have lots of swelling and inflammation and I’m wondering if anyone takes supplements to help with the inflammation that has had a knee replacement? Sleeping is absolutely horrible at night. From what I understand this is common with a knee replacement but I am so exhausted.

@artscaping

Thank you for your post @nipahl. it sounds like you have accepted the challenge of what I call, "just deal with it". You have adopted a program that you follow religiously on your way to that one-year goal of making the swelling go away. The "legs up the wall" addition is very helpful. I certainly appreciate you sharing the Voltaren. I used that years ago and am glad it has been made OTC purchasable. You can get stronger content with an Rx. I used to get it in patches that I placed on my knee. Is that still available?

It is good to know about the massager and that it can help release the swelling.
Let us know what else might be helpful. Do you see a physical therapy specialist?

May you have happiness and the causes of happiness.
Chris

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Hellos @artscaping. I am not sure if Voltaren comes in a patch or not. That would be nice. You do measure out the gel you use and have to apply 4x’s a day. I did do PT but was discharged at 4 weeks. I continue with a lot of the exercises they provided.

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To reduce swelling and pain ( apart from the physiotherapy/ exercises) one can use nutmeg. Use a rough surface ( stone or other) go on rubbing nutmeg with little water so you get a paste. Apply it on swollen part rubbing, leave it no need to wash. Or make powder mix with oil warm it and leave it for minimum three days then use this oil to do massage. Nutmeg is very effective and also has a very good aroma. Local application has no side effects.

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@njpahl

Hellos @artscaping. I am not sure if Voltaren comes in a patch or not. That would be nice. You do measure out the gel you use and have to apply 4x’s a day. I did do PT but was discharged at 4 weeks. I continue with a lot of the exercises they provided.

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Hi there, I do have some at home…..and they are from my girlfriend in San Miguel. So many they are only in Mexico.

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