My surgery was 5 days ago and I am still feeling quite a bit of pain. On the scale of 1 -10, the pain radiates between a 6.5 and 8. The area above and below the knee is swollen and there are a few bruises behind the knee. The incision area is dry and does not appear infected. I have had surgery before but not this type. I am definitely not athletic so I will not bounce back as quickly as someone who works out on a daily basis. My questions are: 1. The pain radiates from the soles of my foot to the top of my knee, has anyone else experienced this? 2. what OTC pain relief did you find worked best after surgery? I was on Vicodin but I ran out and am not crazy about the side effects.