Freeze ups after tkr

Posted by javajude @javajude, Jan 28, 2019

Has anyone else experienced a sharp pain and short lasting freeze up of lateral side of surgical knee at night? I am 9 weeks out of bilateral total knee replacement, doing well, and have returned to the pool and gym for a couple of weeks now. Not liking the excruciating pain of these freeze ups at night. Any suggestions?

I had both knees replaced 6 weeks apart about 3 years ago. I experienced sharp stabbing pains on my left knee and I also had deep aching pains in both knees, mainly at night in bed, for at least the first year. I hoped it was just temporary and my body was just adapting to the new joints and that was the case since I no longer have these nightly pain episodes. If you’re really concerned about, call your doctor, but hopefully it is just temporary. Good luck!

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Thanks for your quick and helpful reply. It will be 10 weeks tomomorrow since my bilateral surgery. I see my ortho on Thurs. My PT today said she thinks I am hitting the exercise a little too hard. I plan to follow her advice to see if I can get my left knee to settle down. She thinks my muscle is just too weak yet on that knee, and I have irritated it by overworking it. Happy to hear your knee settled down and your pain left!

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