I am 2 weeks and 2 days post op from surgery. I saw my PT on Wednesday. He said I was way ahead of the game. I am supposed to be no weight bearing because of the meniscus repair for 3 weeks, then 3 more weeks in a locked brace. I can already get full extension and I can get my degrees flexion, although I am not supposed to go past that for 5 weeks.
On Tuesday morning I woke up and noticed I was pretty tight. I sat down and started to stretch and noticed some minor pain when I went to extend in my hamstring. I got to full extension after stretching a minute or so. Wednesday morning was about the same. At PT, I did some hamstring curls which I have been doing at home for the last week everyday. Nothing new. I noticed a little intensified pain, but assumed it was OK because the hamstring curls have been the hardest exercise, given the weakness of my hamstring.
Wednesday night came and I started experiencing a lot of what feels like hamstring tightness and soreness, as well as joint soreness. I had to get up at 3am that night and ice and take some meds, which is the only time that has happened. I woke up and can still get full extension but it hurts the entire time. Once I get extended, it hurts to pull out of extension. Its mainly hamstring pain but also on the inside of my knee. It also hurts to extend and roll my knee inside or outside, like its pulling different muscles. I feel this has been gradual until after my PT, but started before I went to PT. I don't remember anything specific that happened that could have injured anything.
Any advice? Is this common? Did I overdo my hamstring and pull it? It doesn't feel like only my hamstring, but that is that main pain. Any info would be great? Btw, swelling is about the same as always still.