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Sun, Aug 11 11:53am · Total Knee Replacement: Swelling in Joint Replacements

if i am inactive it has less pain, but biking and golf cause me pain afterwords

Sun, Aug 11 9:43am · Total Knee Replacement: Swelling in Joint Replacements

5 years later and knee is still swollen, therefore ice at night is only choice.

Mon, Jul 15 6:36am · Nine months after tkr in Joint Replacements

My knees went south playing on hard courts. Hard true came late for me. I played both singles and doubles but near the end of tennis days it was only doubles. Won state of Ohio 13 times as a captain of a team. Played 4.0 but as i aged i was plating 3.5 . I am 78 now but told i look 60. Shot my age in golf the other day. When i had first tkr i noticed i lost a lot of speed. I decided on stem cells as my TKR did not go well. Its been 5 years and still have swelling, pain, etc, I love my biking and i do 20 miles each day. Good luck to you.

Tue, Jul 9 6:51am · Plantar Fasciitis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

what worked best for me was standing on the edge of the step and lowering the heel. I figure you have done that . It took close to a month but i noticed it slowly getting better. I do wear a sock at night and that seems to help.

Sun, Jun 30 7:14am · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

i had it done on the back and i am pain free for 4 years

Sun, Jun 30 7:13am · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

Their are local companies whose insurance is covering stem cells. PRP was $1000 for me. It takes a week to kick in for me.

Sat, Jun 29 8:07am · Severe metal allergy to titanium, nickel need joint replacement in Joint Replacements

Had my yearly appointment with stem cell Dr. He said if i do yearly PRP i will never have to undergo TKR. I can golf, garden on one knee, bike etc. Not having to suffer through another TKr is great in my mind. Spending out of pocket was a choice that i made and as i look back, was a wise choice. I read every day those who suffer with their TKR. So yes, i did not take government money to do another TKR but i take no pain pills etc. I do have constant pain from my TKR but i try to ignore it, ice and elevate it. Enough said. By the way, the surgeons in my area also say stem cells do not work. I did read that Ohio State hospitals have new procedures for the knee. One is they insert the cartiledge through an incision in the knee, the other is a meniscus replacement . Both without major surgery. Watched their news clip. Might be something to investigate .