Sore knees and no meds, ideas?
I'm on my count down to sugery. Dr Glazor told me to stop taking meds I take to make my knees pain and discomfort a week before surgery. I have surgery on Tuesday. How do I keep doing stuff to with my knees killing me. God. How do people w chronic knee pain do it after surgery. I know once the weight comes off it will be easier. But what about the in between time? Suggestions please?
on 11/28/13 8:51 am
I've had issues with my knees for years (some arthritis, plus the patella tends to slip to the side and grind**** elevation, and seeing a physiotherapist for ideas on stretches to strengthen the muscles around the area all helped. Not that the pain goes away completely, but it's bearable.
Can I ask where you are in your weight lost surgery?
I have 250lbs to lose my goal.
I don't know if I will be able to walk by Monday. My knees hurt so bad.
on 11/28/13 8:53 pm
I'm pre-op, but have been cleared and am just waiting for the post-op nutrition class and meeting with the surgeon. At my highest, I weighed 316 pounds. It's been slow, 'cause I was having knee issues and tore some lumbar fibres in my back last fall, but with the help of a personal trainer, I'm down to 265. Ice, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care have all helped at various points, but ice and Tylenol have been reliable aids at all points :P
Thank you. Don't have braces. Could get fitted any good cauSe of my size. Was embarrassed to go elsewhere. Maybe I can use tensor bandages on them?
on 11/28/13 9:09 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada
Tensor might help. You can also now buy A535 that doesn't have nsaids in them. I think it has Arnica instead, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. I had to take Arnica pills before my tummy tuck to help keep the swelling down so it must not thin the blood since I was cut hip to hip and it was the PS that recommended them to me.
Thank you! I'm thrilled to know I can use A535. I think with that. Massage, ice , Tylenol everything else I work work thro it. God willing til the weight start coming off
on 11/28/13 9:40 am, edited 11/28/13 9:41 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada
Just make sure you get the A535 with Arnica. It might be called natural source or something like that. Regular A535 has nsaids so avoid that one.
ETA: Your hips and knees will likely be a lot more sore as the weight comes off for the first few months. I was almost crippled feeling and it's because the body has to learn to re-adjust itself and I was in far more pain than I was pre-op.
im almost crippled now!! WTF! I will be in a chair!!! :(