Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement?
I am 8 weeks post TKR and have had this very tight band around my knee since week one. My Dr at 6 wks says it is normal and will go away. Has anyone else had this and did it go away and when?
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Sorry you are going through this good luck on Wednesday I am seeing my OS on the 23rd and if not better asking for a CT scan
Best of luck to you and as we all come to see you must stand up for yourself with some of these doctors
Hi, this sounds so like mine, the tightness also goes around my toes and very uncomfortable to walk. After exercise it seems to tighten even more in my calf. I had my op Aug 2020. How are you going now? Have you found anything that helps you with discomfort. Mentally taxing too, the longer it goes on. I try and divert my mind by keeping busy and walking dog. Sleeping isn’t easy either! It’s in a way comforting to know it’s not just me! I’d like proper explanation
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You said you were seeing your OS on the 23rd and if not better asking for a CT scan. Have you had any improvement in symptoms?
I'm wondering if you have considered calling your surgeon and physical therapist to tell them that you are unable to weight on it and therefore can't do PT?
Yes I have notified PT my OS is on vacation Knee is flunktuating from locking up to tight band am back to using came
i had replacement surgery 5 1\2 years ago and the tight feeling is still there. I can only walk a few blocks before the tightness is to much. Im having surger in three weeks for a replacement and my surgeon thinks this will cure my knee problem. He said much of the tightness is in many ways do to hips, well I guess we will see! I know one thing im sick and tired of all the miserly I've gone through all these years. Iv been waring a $20 strap on brace from Walgreen's I have been use. do to this knee its caused me to trip 10 times as I dont lift it high enough.
What are they going to do on the revision surgery to mediate the tightness in the knees? I have the same issue with my knees that were replaced in 2017.
I have been trying knee squats to help with strength in knee area but I have had extreme pain around the knee in the process. I'm desperately trying to find a solution
Have you heard of Active Release Technique (A.R.T.). I have IT Band syndrome and had one art yesterday. It has helped me. The Dr. Seems to think 3 or 4 treatments will fix my problem. She focused on my hips and IT Band. Check into it.
Check into Active Release Technique (A.R.T.). I had one treatment and it has helped me. The Dr. said I would need 4 treatments. I would check into it.