Knee surgery may be the ultimate solution to your knee pain. But, even after surgery some people can be affected by post-operative pain. Don’t worry; this pain is only temporary and will subside with proper care.
At My Knee Doctor Chester we provide you with the post-operative care that you need after knee surgery. We have some valuable suggestions to help you get relief from pain after the operation.
After your surgery is over, you may have to take some medicines to help alleviate your pain.These are usually needed only for a short time and can be stopped a few weeks after your operation.
Managing Bruising and Swelling
There might be swelling or dark purplish painful patches around the knee after your surgery. The patches occur due to blood coagulation under your skin (bruising). Stretch your legs and keep them on a raised surface like a thick pillow; consider using ice-packs to help with the swelling.The pain and bruising will subside with time. Wearing compression stockings can also ease your swelling and give you some relief.
You will also be given a set of exercises by your physiotherapist to help you recover after your knee surgery. Try to do these exercises regularly to improve blood circulation, movement in your knee and to strengthen your muscles.
Alternative pain management options
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for some is a very effective way to stimulate blood flow and reduce pain in their knees and surrounding tissues. Always consult an experienced professional before making a decision on alternative pain relieving treatments.
Consultation with your knee surgeon
A regular consultation with your doctor is the most essential part of your ” return to fitness ” regime. Report any development or discomfort immediately so that it can be addressed before it gets worse or slows down your rehabilitation.
Things To Do at Home
After returning home, if you follow a few precautions, you will be back in action in no time.
- Exercise as much as possible
- Regular ice and pain killers
- Make absolutely sure that you don’t trip and fall; keep the floor and walking space clear and free of obstacles
- Fill the fridge / freezer with meals before you come into hospital so you don’t have too much work to do whilst you are recovering
Call My Knee Doc for Knee Pain advice
Now that you have a better understanding of how to help your recovery following knee surgery, take a look at the rest of our website for more information. Our knee pain specialists in Cheshire will be sure to take care of you and your knee.
If you have any questions or concerns about your knee pain, be sure to give us a call at 0161 464 6399.
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