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2 days ago · burning after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@equus111 – LOL… I should have known it was golf! It sounds as if you are doing great. Sometimes we just have to have patience. Dang it! Will you let us know how things progress as you wait out the month?

3 days ago · Total hip replacement: pain 15 months post-op in Joint Replacements

Wow, @racrob123 – I am so sorry to hear about your pain so long after hip replacement. I have had 2 knee replacements, but never a hip. I'm going to tag some people who have had hip replacements and maybe they can share some insight and advice. @beatricefay @mariemotte @laura1956 @scottb32
I'm glad you've had second opinion and more. It has to be discouraging for them to tell you that there are no problems. I'm wondering if your doctors have recommended any kind of pain management clinic?

3 days ago · burning after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi @equus111 – I am so sorry about your setback. By the way, welcome to Connect. You have found a great group here. I know it must be discouraging to have been doing great for 3 months and then get plunged back into pain. I'm hoping you get some relief soon. But I'm not sure I totally understand what you mean by "I played gold st week 11" . Can you elaborate? Also, wondering how you found out you had patellar tendonitis?

6 days ago · Total Knee Replacement: Swelling in Joint Replacements

@mamndink – I'm agreeing with @johnbishop and @contentandwell – Even though it seems like forever, 7 weeks is kinda short. Things WILL get better. You can trust all of us who have had TKR's. I've had two – most recently January of this year. For me, 8 weeks was a real milestone, then at 12 weeks I felt like a new person. But even after that, I continued to improve. I applaud your ROM. Many people would be green with envy. Is swelling the main problem? Are you walking with or w/o aids – like a walker or cane?

Sat, Aug 10 2:31pm · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Hi @jeanern01 – Welcome to Connect! Glad you found this Group. I go to Mayo Jacksonville and I just love it. Beside fantastic medical care, the facility itself is just beautiful. Which Mayo campus will you be visiting?

Fri, Aug 9 7:22pm · PNR 6 week expectations in Joint Replacements

Hi @l2consulting – I've only had total knee replacements – 2 of them. I don't know how the surgery is different, but I can tell you that 8 weeks was a real milestone for me. Until 8 weeks, flaky things could happen. I could have pain at night one night and not the next. I could walk well one day and not the other. I can't totally reassure you, but I would suggest that you wait til 8 weeks to really worry. Having said that and understanding the tightness behind your knee is your biggest concern, I want to ask if you have talked about this with your physical therapist? If so, what did he/she say?

Fri, Aug 9 7:15pm · Finding open, honest conversations with others: Meet @2011panc in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us. It's so good to get to know you better – even though I have always felt close to you and admired your responses on Connect. You really do a great job of sharing positive feelings.

Thu, Aug 8 3:30pm · Post-op TKR: "Patella" pain? in Joint Replacements

This is such a good illustration of the difference in ortho surgeon's recommendations for PT. Mine had me in physical therapy before my first knee replacement just so I could learn the exercises, then on both knees he wrote orders for a physical therapist to come to my house three times a week until I could drive. That lasted about 3 weeks. Then, I went to outpatient PT until my 12 week milestone the first time. The second time, I was doing great at 8 weeks so I was able to stop there. Personally, I'm with @randythehack – I believe the PT contributed a tremendous amount to my recovery. Part of it was just having a "coach" to keep me going and tell me when I was pushing myself too hard and when I needed to stretch a little. I know some doctors are not big on PT, some physical therapists are very aggressive, and some are gentle. It's confusing. But in your case, it does sound as if you might be pushing your recovering knee a little too hard for 5 weeks. Could you try an experiment, rest this weekend, then let us know if the patella pain goes away?