Is it warm too? Are you running a fever? My thoughts would be a possibility of infection. Warm, painful and fever are signs of infection. If the age bandage helps there is no harm in using it. I would also suggest gradual increased activities as your knee permits. Maybe you would benefit from a little PT too.
I am glad they ruled out a blood clot. Good luck to you!
Thanks ! Compared to other leg it'a a little warmer but I don't think I'm running a fever. I asked my surgeon Monday and he and his assistant said it wasn't infected which is what I thought all along until seeing him. I believe they took my temperature because I don't know how else they could rule out infection. Thanks for your response.