I'm 3weeks post arthroscopy for a L knee medial meniscectomy (not too much trimmed). There have been a patch on e left of my knee surrounding the incision which is numb. Have read here that the numbness is normal (tho my PT says she seldom sees patients with numbness for a minor scope?) my concern is more on the bad stiffness I'm experiencing.
I've been readily visiting my PT days after my op and have been doing all those strengthening exercises and stretches. Though I'm able to regain pretty good ROM I can't be on my feet for too long. My knee will stiffen so bad that I've quite some pain trying to bend or move it - if stationary. Both my incision wound on the kneecap area (but more e left numb side) seems slighly swollen still and the pain when weight bearing are is coming across the knee across the kneecap..
When I do my stretches, e left numb area is really painful producing sharp tightening or 'tearing' sensations! If I'm sitted for a while, my knee gets real stiff when I attempt to walk too. Pretty frustrating..
To make things worse, my doc brushed off the numbness as 'it shouldn't be' and my PT mentioned I should be almost fully recovered and pain free walking by now..
I hope it is not what I've been reading, building of scar tissues?
oh, forgot to mention, i'm also starting to have some "knots" or "entangled" feelings behind my knee.. mostly on the left side.. calf muscles are aching, ankle and heels too..