Post Knee Replacement Pain at the back of the knee
My mother has had a total knee replacement surgery in December 2022 so it has been 6 months now. Although her recovery initially seemed to have been going well, in the last 8 weeks or so, she has started to feel a lot of pain at the back of her knee, when touching the area she complains about, it seems like there are some form of cysts or an issue with a muscle at the back of her knee. We can feel small "lumps" and when pressing on this, the pain becomes unbearable. Not a single NHS physiotherapist has been helpful in telling us what this issue could be and we are simply being told to keep exercising which seems to be making things worse as her pain is increasing.
We have been trying massages which provide temp relief for 1/2 hours then the pain comes back.
My mother understands that daily exercises are important and she has been doing them consistently but the pain is not reducing and her mobility is not getting better.
I essentially just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this type of pain before behind the knee where she can feel small "lumps / cysts" at the back of her knee and what they could possible be?
We are considering private physiotherapists who can help but don't know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time to read this.
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