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Question about wearing heels after knee replacement?

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Buckeye, Feb 17, 2009.

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  1. Buckeye

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    Have any of you gals out there been able to wear heels again after KRS?
    If so, how long after your surgery were you able to do so? I am not talking about stilettos, just a nice looking shoe for date night.
    Sorry if this has been addressed before... couldn't find it on the forum.
    I went to the theatre over the weekend and wore some shoes with a low heel and later that night I noticed that me knee was a bit more tender.
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Hi Buckeye
    I am a hippy although had my first knee surgery recently. But no help with the shoes. My youngest daughter is always trying to get me to where heals of some kind.
    I am such a klutz, I am even afraid to try them on.

    Judy
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Buckeye... I was wondering the same thing. How post-op are you?

    I'm 4 1/2 months post-op and we'll be going on a cruise when I'm 6 months post-op. My heels are only 2" but right now there's no sense even trying them on. I have some dressy flats... but my dressy clothes just don't look the same with flats. I'm only 5'2" and could use those extra 2". On the positive side, I know I'll be able to get around the 107,000 ton ship without a problem.
    Sandy
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    I wore brand new 3 1/2 '' heels for my 50th birthday party. I was just 2 months post left TKR......but I had my crutches as well as I had to keep them for 12 weeks.....
    Since then I regularly wear 2 1/2 '' heels on nights out to our local pub...I dont think I would wear them if I had to walk any distance , but it does make me feel better..like you said Sandy , you dont feel dressed up in flats.
    I have cheated sometimes and taken them off under the table for a while, but find that generally my posture is better and that I make sure I lock my knee back when walking...
    I saw my surgeon last week at 6 months post op and had a pair of 1 1/2'' heels on. He actually commented on the confidence that I was getting as he had only ever seen me in totally flat shoes before....
    Just wear what you feel comfortable in I say, and if it feels good...GO FOR IT..
    (but be safe )..

    Love and hugs Pat xxx
    ps I'm only 4' 11'' so deffo need the extra few inches lolol
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Sandy and Judy,
    I am about 9 weeks post op. I know it's still early, but I was just wondering about the heel issue. I am also a shorty, only 5'4" and also could use some extra height. I am lucky I can walk without a cane. I am not very stable in heels either.
    I probably shouldn't worry too much about heels cause I have one more knee to go.
    How lucky to be going on a cruise. You certainly deserve it. Low heels, flip flops and sandals will be perfect for the cruise.
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    A court should be okay but no 6" stilletoes! [​IMG]

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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Jo,
    Oh my goodness, I will never be able to wear those!
    I just realized i spelled heels wrong in my thread! Healing must be on my
    mind. Thanks for not ripping me on that one!
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Haha! Buck! I noticed right away & got a laugh out of it! Actually, since I've been away,,,,,,please forgive some of MY spelling errors,,,,,I've been typing on a Blackberry & it doesn't let me edit!
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    Jo,,,,,I don't know ANY woman who could walk a block with those sexy stilettoes,,,let alone us hippies or knee people! But they look amazing! I wonder what happened to her other shoe?
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    Re: Question about wearing heals after knee replacement?

    It's not a 'ripabble' offence! Anyway, I edited it for you. Meant to do it earlier but it slipped my mind .... must be thinking of something else!
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    Jo,
    Quick question. In regard to shoes again, is a court a tennis shoe?
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    I was thinking more something like this - though you have a point. I suppose the 'court' description is a peculiarly British one!

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    And a "court shoe" has two meanings here in NZ - a shoe as in Jo's pic above (mind you, I would have thought of a shorter heel) and a white-soled shoe you would wear on an indoor squash (racquetball?) court.

    As another tall and very klutzy hippy, I stick to flats :)
    Monica
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    Hi Ladies,
    You must have ESP because I was wondering the same thing. I dress up for work everyday. I have a list of questions for my OS and this is on it. I am having my 2 week post op apt on Thurday. I'll let you know what he says- Cheryl
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    Thanks for clearing that up Jo and Monica,
    Looks like I am sticking to flats for quite a while also.
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    I can only dream of heels and pretty shoes. NO one makes pretty shoes as wide as I need 'em! I laugh when I think about how a pointy-toed shoe would look for a foot as wide as mine...

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    Weezy, you and me both! Even when I wasn't obese I was big! I am what my grandmother used to politely call "big boned"!

    Can never get a hat to fit. Gloves - home; have to buy mens gloves, work; size 8 rubber gloves which even few of the men wore! Even specs; have to buy men's frames!

    But shoes! Oh my! A nightmare! I take (UK) size 8 EE or EEE. I go into a shop and say I need shoes in this style, this size and they say "What colour, madam?" To which I reply that the colour is immaterial, just have you got some? Usually they come back and say the biggest they have is a 7 or 7½!

    Consequently, I end up wearing my shoes for years!!
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    Wow, I was also wondering about shoes. I tried my shoes that I "used" to wear with my jeans and felt okay, but chickened out and put my runners on. I am 6 weeks today and actually feeling quite well

    Deb
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    If you can get them on and walk comfortably in them, great! But for a while your sense of balance might be compromised which is why you need to be cautious to begin with.
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    ladies -- I've been wondering and hoping about the heels too. I'm just 5'2" and haven't been able to wear any heel for years because of my knee. I'm 4 weeks out from RTKR today so I'm just looking for hope down the road. Just 2 inches would be fantastic!!
    Stephani
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