Outer thigh tightness
It’s been 12 days since I had my right knee replaced. My concern is the tightness in my outer thigh about mid way up. Starts about 4 inches above the knee and continues up another 6” or so.
I have tried very hard to make my knee bend. I go to therapy also. It would bend about 88% being forced six days ago and it’s still about 88% today. I searched as much as I could and I think people referred to it is the IT band. I am not certain.
I return to my doctor Wednesday. I have the blues right now and start worrying that something is terribly wrong. I just wonder if anybody else has experienced this. I have pushed it so far at times and it feels like if I went any further something in the side of my thigh would snap.
If it wasn’t for this, overall am in very little pain. My knee on a scale of 0-10 is about a 1 or 2. I keep telling myself if it wasn’t for the stupid thigh I would be great.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before. I just want a little peace of mind before I see the doctor in three days. I’m wondering if I’m doing more harm by pushing it, but I don’t want it to be chronic.
Thanks for your help