I am a man in my early 60's and I have been pretty active most of my life. 3 years ago, i had my left knee completely replaced and everything had been going great until about 1 month ago. All of a sudden, the top of my left food is in so much pain and there is a slight swelling. It hurts to walk. If I hold my foot still, there is no pain.
I have tried; a foot spa with vibrating water, a heating pad, and even have tried using ice bags on it.
What do I need to do to help get rid of this pain and be able to walk normally again.
I have been using a cane to take alot of the pressure off of that foot, but it seems that no matter what I do, nothings seems to help.

Posted By Joseph D'Alessandro on December 19, 2007 at 12:19:21:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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