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Offline butterfly213

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Help for side-sleepers
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:49:33 AM »
After my surgeries I tried different pillows to put between my knees so I could sleep on my side without pain. Nothing worked until I found the Contour Memory Foam Knee Pillow. It supports my knees and stays on place. Wish I knew about this 3 surgeries ago!

Offline travelthomas

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Re: Help for side-sleepers
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:25:07 AM »
I was using something very similar to that when I had my leg brace on. I've always slept on my side, and the leg brace had metal adjustable joints on the side of the knee.

I wasn't able to sleep on my side at first, and I had a heck of a time sleeping on my back after I stopped the pain meds. After stopping the pain meds I had to figure a way of sleeping on my side again, and that's when I used the contoured soft foam pillow.

Without the brace I'm now able to sleep on both sides, but I don't put one knee on top of the other. I do have a problem on my right side because of a torn rotator cuff injury from a year ago. I tore both cuffs, but my left one healed up after about three years. I've got my motion back in my right shoulder, but I still have pain. I didn't have any surgeries.
Diagnosed Celiac Disease 2003
9/3/12 - Construction Accident - Tibia Plateau Fracture + Fib Frac
9/5/12 - External Fixation
9/20/12 - 2 plates, 11+ screws (3 1/2 hour surgery)
10/3/12 - Staples removed, ROM 41, swollen knee
10/31/12 - No more brace, ROM 60, swollen knee

Offline Max4488

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Re: Help for side-sleepers
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 11:58:55 PM »
I'm always having difficulty finding the best pillow