5PM comes and so does the pain
My husband had medial meniscus repair done on 12/31/09. Pretty much all of one side was cut away leaving level 3 and 4 erosion on the knee joint. The recovery took a few months, but over the past week and a half something bizarre is happening.
He works on his feet all day and has no problems. Once dinner is done (like clockwork), pain in the knee starts kicking in. He has the constant desire to move in, to stretch it, in order to try to get comfortable. However, if he stands...no problems! We were in wait and see mode, but plan to call on Monday to get him back with the ortho, but wondered if anyone else has experienced this phenomenon. We have tried a knee brace, heat, ice, rubs...nothing. I have him back on Naproxen, but he gets all worked up about not being able to sleep, or getting a decent sleep he is wanting his old Ultram or Percocet...and that isn't a good dependency. It bothers him during sleep; he tosses and turns in his sleep...keeping ME up!
At 34, I have 2 year old knee replacements (bilateral) and never experienced anything like this so I am at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions to make him comfortable until he can get into the ortho I would appreciate it.