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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@medinafive I have had this feeling since my TKR in Oct 2017. Went through 4 months of PT, astym and dry needling. I have great ROM but still have this tight band compression feeling just below my knee and lower leg. I have never received any explanation for this, from my surgeon or from this website, other than it might go away or it may not. Praying that you find an answer. So sorry this has afflicted you too.
It’s been almost 1 year since my Tkr on right knee. I too feel tightness, phantom pain at times as though knee being strangled. No answers as to why this is so.
@medinafive – Welcome to Connect! I've had two TKRs but thankful did not have that tightening sensation with either one. I see you are already getting good responses from people who know what it's like! You said you were considering dry needling – have you already been doing acupuncture to get relief? That was helpful to me. I'm 12 weeks out and I'm still doing acupuncture once a month.
Thank you for your reply.. it's such a strange feeling, it doesn't hurt it's just there.. only when walking, standing etc. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this…
Dang, that's a long time… I hope your goes away too.. such a strange thing with no answers to why? Good luck
Oh man, a year? I think I will be driven nuts by then… I guess we learn to live with it. I don't have any pain.. I hope you can find some relief.
I am 3 1/2 weeks post Tkr and I have that same feeling. It does ease up occasionally and was told that it will eventually let up. Let’s hope so…
I'm 16 weeks post tkr and still have tight band which I think might be from fluid around the knee which doesn't seem to go away. My Dr. Is hopeful it will go away in time. I hope he's right.
I feel for you! I am almost 16 weeks & had a total manipulation 2 weeks ago. The tight band feeling left for only 2 days after my manipulation . I still go to PT & have pain all the time. Water therapy feels great but I can’t live in the pool. My doctor said the scar tissue may or may not go away. I just wish I would have known some things before I had this done!
I wish I knew a lot of things before my tkr.
Instead of a class before, hospitals should have an after surgery class!