Overdid P/T at the 6 week mark after Total knee replacement surgery! All was going great, but they added 30 leg presses on the Leg Press machine, as well as step ups, 20 front and 20 sideways, and standing balancing on new knee ( leg) for 10 reps, 10 seconds each. In addition to biking a mile and numerous other exercises I had been doing.
Since my last visit on Wednesday, I started to have severe pain top of thighs and hips, getting progressivy worse each day. Today I cannot walk without a walker! The pain has gone to the middle of my butt on my left side and top of back of left side and now in lower back. I can barely move
it feels stabbing and every step is excruciating. It is Saturday, and there are no physicians open. It took me 5 minutes to walk 15 steps to the bathroom and back and pain level about an 8. ( 9
In addition my husband is having surgery on Tuesday to have Spinal fusion so I will be taking care of him and need to be able to walk!
there any advise as to what may have caused this - I assume it was the additional exercises they had me do .
I am going to need to find a Dr. tomorrow. I feel it could be anything from a pinched nerve, to pulled muscle and my fear is a slipped disc which I never had before.I just do not know who to call. Has anyone had anything similar? I know my Primary care Dr. is not someone I would call as I do not feel too confident in him and he would just need to refer me anyway.I have Psoriatric Arthritis, but do not think my Rheumy would have the ability to do much- they do not even have an X-ray machine at his office.
i am happy to say we achieved all I needed to at PT. I was very proud of myself as I like to think I persevered with my PT like a champ. But now am paying the price!(edit)