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Thu, Apr 11 10:13am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Your ROM and extension after only 7 weeks out are good. If you are not feeling unusual discomfort there may be some scar tissue. Your surgeon would be able to advise you on this better than anyone else, in that he can obtain images, etc. If you have a physical therapist, then a therapist would likely be able to make a suggestion as to whether it could be scar tissue.

Mon, Apr 8 3:22pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

A friend of mine resides in Las Vegas. She says CBD oil has helped her condition substantially but the CBD oil may contain another ingredient. Don't know for sure at this time. However, I don't think I can readily purchase CBD oil in NYC or PA but am conferring with my friend about how to get some. I think different states have different laws.

Mon, Apr 8 3:14pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Had my TKR in 2017 too. I have scar tissue and my mobility after a manipulation 2 or 3 months after the TKR was only at 65. I did feel numbness for a long time, probably at least for a year. The numbness eventually dissipated but I do still have scar tissue. I have most recently been applying pressure to my knee while using magnesium oil topically. I do this on my bus commute to and from work (which is about 100 miles each way) as well as when I am reclining at home before bed. I have also been sitting in a jetted tub with Epsom salts (magnesium) for about 12 to 15 minutes 1 or 2 times a week and sitting in a hot tub for 30 minute sessions, while flexing and bending my knees about twice a week. After the hot tub, I find my knees more flexible so push myself into squats. Initially this caused a lot of pain and discomfort but I am currently experiencing some minor improvement in terms of slightly less stiffness in the TKR knee and miniscule improvement in mobility (putting on socks and shoes). For the last several days I have been taking one 500 mg Bayer aspirin daily so have not really felt any pain in either knee (I also massage both knees), and the left knee is bone-on-bone. The movement of warm/hot water around the knee joint seems to facilitate being more flexible but you can ask your doctor. My surgeon said the rehab facility where I was for about 15 days did not do the aggressive therapy, so go figure. I have decided no more surgery for me and I stopped physical therapy some time ago. If you can do water aerobics and swim, they are also helpful.

Mon, Apr 8 2:47pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I like the advice provided (by bonzobear72) in that I too feel that continuing with your own aggressive therapy will eventually gain results, if only by small increments.

Mon, Apr 8 2:33pm · does anyone know how many knee replacements a person can have? in Joint Replacements

I have never heard of amputation associated with TKRs or revisions. What I can say is that I am glad that I waited to have a TKR as a senior, particularly since I am still dealing with scar tissue more than 2 years later. This is it for me. No more surgeries!

Mon, Apr 8 2:26pm · CBD Oil in Joint Replacements

Has anyone used CBD oil for relief of arthritis?

Mon, Apr 8 2:21pm · Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), an organic sulphur compound in Joint Replacements

Has anyone tried to use this topically for relief of osteoarthritis joint pain? Someone in my place of employment suggested this for relief of arthritis discomfort. I've been reading about this but am reluctant to try it without consulting with my physician as I am on high blood pressure medication. Also, I cannot envision myself being in close proximity to people on a commuter bus as well as in my office with the known effects of having bad breath and body odor during usage.

Mon, Apr 8 2:07pm · Stretching and bending knees in a hot tub in Joint Replacements

I have recently been trying to more frequently stretch and bend in a hot tub and immediately after I get out. Although I arrive home after 9:00 p.m. daily, I am beginning to feel making the effort to get into the hot tub for 30 minutes daily is helping. I have had scar tissue and limited mobility since my TKR, now more than 2 years ago. However, I think there has been some a slight improvement. When I first started doing this, I experienced discomfort in both knees and some burning in the right knee. However, after taking a 500 mg aspirin about once a day and forcing myself to do squats, am starting to feel less tightness and almost no discomfort. Has anyone else tried this?