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Blog Category – Knee Pain

How to Treat “Stiff Knee Syndrome” (after Total Knee Replacement Surgery)

How to Treat “Stiff Knee Syndrome” (after Total Knee Replacement Surgery)

In a previous video, I discussed how to avoid developing “Stiff Knee Syndrome” after Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery.

But then this question was asked: “What if I’m already developing Stiff Knee Syndrome after surgery. What should I do then?”

In response to that excellent question, I made this video, which includes 7 pieces of advice:

1). Aggressive stretching
2). Aggressive/skilled manual therapy (including taping techniques)
3). Reduce swelling – lymphedema treatment/compression
4). Aquatic therapy if able
5). Cold water therapy
6). Take your pain medications and natural anti-inflammatories (if able, talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist)
7). Determine early if you need an MUA

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Total Knee Surgery – “How Often Should I Go to Physical Therapy?”

Total Knee Surgery – “How Often Should I Go to Physical Therapy?”

If you’ve just had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, or you’re preparing to have it, you might be wondering how often you should be going to physical therapy for your post-surgery treatments.

In this video, I’ll give you some guidelines for deciding how often you should be attending PT after surgery, and I’ll also try to stretch your thinking a bit on this question…

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Total Knee Surgery – “Should My PT Massage My Knee?”

Total Knee Surgery – “Should My PT Massage My Knee?”

Although I don’t actually get this question very often from my total knee clients, I sure think about it a lot!

If you’ve had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, you might be wondering what A+ care looks like… for example, what if you were a professional athlete?

In this case, would you be getting more “hands-on” care from your PT, such as massage-based techniques to help reduce your pain and swelling, and to help optimize healing?

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

If you’ve recently had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, achieving full knee extension can be very challenging and often painful!

In this video, I’ll share a simple tip with you that will help you achieve full knee extension without any added pain or discomfort.

This tip is particularly useful if you’re at least 3-4 weeks post-surgery, although you can start implementing immediately after surgery as well.

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