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Desensitizing knee scars from knee replacements...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

As I was taking my shower yesterday morning I wondered if scrubbing my knees with a bath brush would help toughen up or desensitize my super sore knees, I asked the physical therapist about this and she said it would help. She also suggested using ice to help this process along and to decrease swelling. I hope I will be able to use stairs more comfortably and be able to get up off the floor. My goal for getting off the floor is one month, August 18th. I had therapy yesterday and I did a lot of work on balance and stretching of legs and knees. I should soon be able to walk around the block which is 1/2 mile.

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    Do what you have to do to get your mobility back. Sounds like you have a plan for success. HUGS!
    1796 days ago
  • LDION2005
    Just had my second knee done 5 weeks ago so I relate to your situation. How far along are you? On the ice--Was told to freeze a paper cup of water, rip the paper down a ways, and massage the knee (makes a mess as it melts). I throw it back in the freezer to use again. Last PT said that it brings the blood to the area to promote healing. Not too sure I would scrub too hard. I have three ziplock bags in the fridge with wet hand towels in them that I use to put on my knee after I exercise and gel packs in the freezer too. PT this time said to use vitamin E. Cut the pill open and spread on the incision at night (he said that was when it heals best) It looks awsome compared to last one. Have done knee one also and that scare is going down!!! Hey love to be a buddy too compare and talk knees!
    1796 days ago
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