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    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    My surgeon finally got back to me after reviewing my MRI. He said there is an infusion causing fluid build up and a strain on my popliteus muscle. Need to do exercises to build up that muscle and he is putting me back on Celebrex. I don't want to go back to PT sessions, any tips on light...
  2. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    I can relate to your anxiety. Mine increases when I use the cane, disappears when using the walker. I purchased a 3 wheel walker on Amazon and it’s great when going outside. I also tried yin yoga, I can't do all the poses but modify. This one was very good...
  3. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    Saw the doctor today to get a read on the MRI —my issue is continued fluid in the joint and muscle. No more spin bike. Walk with the walker 90% of time. Dont even try and use cane unless I have to. Don’t do anything that will aggravate the joint. Because of the fluid - that is why my quad muscle...
  4. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    Just had my Neurologist exam today. He did an EMG “ Electromyography”. Good news- no nerve damage/disease and no muscle damage. In fact he said, and I quote : “you have the muscle strength of a 16 year old”. Based on this result , in his experience - my body needs more time to heal and adapt to...
  5. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    Just left surgeon. He is ordering an MRI of knee and quad. ( I am cancelling my first appt). He is also sending me to a neurologist- might be a nerve issue (compressed nerve) from lower back.He agrees the PT at this point is not a benefit. But swimming and Peloton are fine as it may help promote...
  6. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    I am just realizing how wrong it was to allow the PT sessions to continue. The inflammation has been a constant with little time to recover. Their mantra has always been “no pain no gain”. I have left there crying > 50% of the time. When I showed up to my 8 week appt with the surgeon and was...
  7. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    Yes, thank you. I am thinking of buying a rolling walker so I can get some independence back as well. Right now my husband or adult children have to assist me outside the house.
  8. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    There are days I want to go back to the walker as it can be exhausting both physically and mentally with the cane - but I feel like a failure and stick with the cane.
  9. K

    MUA 7 months post TKR still struggling to walk

    Hi there, My first TKR of the left knee was Oct. 28, 2020. It went so well that at the 2 week checkup I scheduled my Right knee for Jan. 28th, 2021. Typical PT sessions, 3x a week, I developed scar tissue in the left knee so when I went in for the 2nd surgery, they manipulated the left and I...

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