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Have pin in iliotibal band, calf muscle, quar, hamstring. Had knee replacement operation. Is this normal?

I am 5 weeks post op after a total right knee replacement. I am having lots of pain and tightness with Iliotibial band, calf muscle, quad, hamstring, and fibular band regardless of how much stretching, exercises and icing I do at PT. The pain wakes me up at night when I stretch straight out and roll onto that side. Is this normal? I had the same pain for more than a year before the TKR surgery. Will this ever go away?
Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain and tightness that you are feeling now is a normal finding after knee replacement. This pain and tightness will gradually decrease after a hot fomentation and regular physiotherapy sessions. The range of movement will also increase gradually.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal
drtayal72@gmail.com
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Have pin in iliotibal band, calf muscle, quar, hamstring. Had knee replacement operation. Is this normal?

Hello. Thanks for writing to us. The pain and tightness that you are feeling now is a normal finding after knee replacement. This pain and tightness will gradually decrease after a hot fomentation and regular physiotherapy sessions. The range of movement will also increase gradually. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal drtayal72@gmail.com