Night Pain: Using a knee wedge after total knee replacement?
I had a right TKR on 1/21. Even in the hospital I couldn’t sleep at night because of knee pain.
Multiple sources, including a hospital issued post TKR book and my discharge instructions, warn against putting a pillow under the knee.
Does anyone know if a knee wedge would fall into the category of a pillow? Has anyone used a wedge with good results? Has anyone had their doctor or physical therapist tell them to not use a knee wedge?
I will ask my joint care coordinator tomorrow, but as I have been awake for the last 2-1/2 hours, I’ve had plenty of time to think about possible solutions to night pain. BTW, I am taking Rx pain meds, but pain still wakes me up every night. A knee wedge sounds good to me right now.
Thank you for any input.