On September 9th, I had arthroscopy operations on both knees. The left was a meniscal tear and the right, he did some stuff, I'm not even sure what it was, but it was a little more evasive. I was only given instructions for the next 72 hours, which I followed. I had a walker and used it for two days, but then switched to a cane as my house is tiny and it was hard walking with the walker. I had no instructions for any leg exercises and when I went to get my stiches out on the 25th, I asked the doctor if using the cane was okay and he said it was fine. I made an appt. with my physical therapy and when I went to see her, she said my knees were swollen (of course, I had just had an operation!) and told me I had to use the walker. She gave me some home exercises to do which I do faithfully along with
ice daily. I am using the walker, even though it is difficult.
I am diabetic and on insulin. At my last appt. it turned out that I had to take a reading when I got there at 2. My reading said 75 (which is actually good) but she wouldn't take me that day because she was afraid the exercising would lower it (all I do is lay there and tighten my muscles) but I went home as instructed. It is now 3 weeks since my operation and I am wondering when I can get back on the cane again? Has anyone else experienced this and how long did you have to stay off your feet? My doctor never even looked at my knees and the nurse that took stitches out didn't say a thing about swelling. Something weird going on here, I think. I guess it's all up to my PT now.