Knowing the importance of icing my new bionic knee (total knee replacement) while going through physical therapy, I still ice every day and I am one year post TKR. Every time I am done exercising, I put an ice bag on my knee afterwards. Sometimes my knee has swollen up, other times it hasn’t. Either way, I ice it afterwards. I figure that it is better safe than sorry. Plus, I remember the time I didn’t ice after exercising….my tkr knee was painful, very swollen, and stiff. I vowed to not let that happen again. The icing gets tiring…but needs to be done.
I am writing about this since I have received questions from readers who are expressing concern regarding this matter. No one told me (or, the majority of us it seems) that I’d be icing my tkr knee one year after my surgery date. Now we know. It’s not that I’m complaining….just stating a fact.
Hope this helps all who need it. 🙂