How to Treat “Stiff Knee Syndrome” (after Total Knee Replacement Surgery)
July 14, 2023
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
My overall message in the video is that if you’re recovering from TKR surgery are starting to develop Stiff Knee Syndrome, you should utilize as many of these strategies at the SAME TIME to improve your chances for achieving full range of motion in your knee.
In other words, throw the whole “kitchen sink” at the problem!
I hope this video helps you make a full recovery from your total knee surgery!
Please leave a friendly comment below the video on YouTube before you go 🙂
– Luke Gordon, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy https://www.gordonphysicaltherapy.com/total-knee-replacement/