It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board

knee pain after knee replacement

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
erskin 78
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trinity,Al.
Posts: 1
erskin 78 HB User
knee pain after knee replacement

I had knee replacement in Feb. I susessfully completed my rehab and have since been diligenty exercising and rebuilding muscle of which I've accomplished. My health is very good and I'm generally very fit for my 78 years. I weigh 152 which was my weight at 21 years. I'm verry active but I still have severe pain when I bend the knee.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 76
Shelbie HB UserShelbie HB UserShelbie HB User
Re: knee pain after knee replacement

What kind of pain are you having? I had 2 total knee replacements, 1st went well, 8 weeks later had 2nd done 3 hours after waking up I knew something was wrong. I told everyone in the hosp,surgeon, p.t.'s my knee/leg felt like a metal clamp lined with nails was clamped on my leg. It also feels like Ive been injected with HoT THICK gel with shards of glass. I cant even stand touching my own skin. Is your pain constant? Every second of your life? Or...only when you bend it. You must be clear when describing the pain to your doctors or p.t.'s. to get a proper diagnosis. Do not let them ignore you or tell you " I dont know what you are talking about". I got that alot until I freaked out, cried and demaned a P.T. take me seriously.
Lots of smart people on this site that can help/support you.

Old 05-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 257
Kev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB UserKev629 HB User
Re: knee pain after knee replacement

On balance it's probabbly not RSD or you would not have been diligently exercising. If you had RSD your knee would be shiny and swollen. Heat/cold would cause extreme changes. Touch would hurt like hell.
Just in case do not under any circumstace use ice or hot/cold water contrast.
Get to your doctor because even if there is a small possibility I'm wrong you will need help.

Last edited by Kev629; 05-04-2011 at 11:06 PM.

Old 05-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York,London,US
Posts: 16
spauno HB User
Re: knee pain after knee replacement

I think you should have to consult a doctor once again. As you are saying that you have perform some exercises, may be those exercises do not suit your health. So please consult a doctor once again.

Old 05-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #5
painman2009's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 402
painman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB Userpainman2009 HB User
Re: knee pain after knee replacement

I would have to say if you are as active as you say you are very lucky. Like kevscar said if you were capable of being vey active and maintain it its prob not rsd, most of us have pain after we are healed but it was consistant through our whole ordeal. and yes im sure that in PT they would have put hot then cold on it and right there if it was tolerable say prob not rsd ..temperature extremes are not a nice thing for us in fact it is quite painful. i would not wish it on my worst enemy..and the color change skin change and growth of hair or loss of hair . and the pain pain pain..icould go on with that but it is far worse than tooth pain or migrains or passing a stone. and it is always going..
but again like i said many time rsd isnt the same for all so in the slight possibility you do have it get test done just to make sure. good luck

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Considering Knee Replacement keil Knee & Hip Problems 14 11-13-2012 08:27 PM
Age and knee replacement. Bigbay Knee & Hip Problems 20 05-13-2012 04:41 AM
Anyone Had a Partial Knee Replacement? LA nancy Knee & Hip Problems 8 01-22-2012 07:02 PM
Torn Meniscus, Arthritis, Knee Replacement momnga Knee & Hip Problems 25 01-14-2012 08:20 AM
Need Some Advice-Knee Problems-Multiple Surgeries verydisciplined Knee & Hip Problems 81 09-13-2010 07:08 AM
Total Knee Replacement: Recovery - Things I wish I knew! tiredbeinsick Knee & Hip Problems 544 10-27-2009 07:04 PM
Knee replacement edfer Arthritis 6 11-19-2004 09:00 AM
anyone know about knee replacement? madhatter Pain Management 7 08-01-2004 02:29 PM
Osteoarthritis knee replacement surgery Carol K. Arthritis 3 06-21-2004 02:19 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:20 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!