Hi everyone! I don’t understand. I know exercise is important while recuperating from a total knee replacement. So, I exercise and my knee gets more swelling and stiffness. Then, I elevate and ice it. Then, it gets worse before better.
I don’t understand. I hear that moving will keep my (or any tkr patient’s) knee from getting stiff. So, I move. My knee still gets stiff. What’s up with that?
Finally, I just don’t understand. Why does my knee get stiff whether I move or keep still? (It’s not that I can’t move it…it just sometimes takes time to get flexible.)
Hope this helps others going through the same thing.
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