What about knees?
Now that I've had bilateral unicompartmental knee replacements, I am aware of tendonitis all around my knees!
Anserine bursitis has been diagnosed and I suspect pain behind the knees is also tendonitis. I also have pain at the tops of my shins.
I expected some disruptions due to the knee surgeries, but it's been 8 months. I WALK just fine now, but climbing stairs up or down hurts (in a much different way than before surgery and much LESS) and getting up from sitting or out of bed.
I can't kneel back on my heels because of the pain at the back of the knees and haven't been able to Google the reasons for that. Got any information for me?
Thank you so much.
No fears, I always have a lot to say:)
And then I'll ask some questions to get more and more accurate, as I don't know your pre-surgery situation.
-Maybe- you have tendonitis all around the knee.
Definitely you have Pain Enhancing Chemical flooded into all the tissue around the knee, muscles getting even tighter than they were pre-surgery, and a nervous system that is very concerned for your safety.
This may not be the whole truth, but it accounts for all your pain.
It's great that you can walk fine now. That's a good thing.
As far as lasting complications from surgery...that is to be expected. Knee replacement is a major intrusion into the body, and the body generally doesn't like that. It makes sense to not yet be fully healed
after 8 months.
It's more the repercussions of knee replacement surgery that you are experiencing and 'need' to worry about.
Also, I doubt that you were given an effective post-surgery self-care routine that would help get you back to full and happy mobility.
We tend to think that surgery is a fix for our problems and that we -should- heal back to 100%.
It rarely works out that way. It takes the RIGHT kind of rehab and self-care to help our bodies back to full functionality.
1. How old are you?
2. Why specifically did you get surgery in the first place? What was the situation that had you go that route?
3. Did you have knee tendonitis before the surgery?
4. What post-surgery rehab or self care have you done?
5. What is your general state of health?
Answer those questions to give me more clues, and we'll get a better idea of where you are at and what would be best to do next.
Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com