0k I'm now nearly 10 weeks post tkr can someone please tell me when I will no longer ache after walking or gym. Wondering whether being older makes a difference. I understand that it can take a while but although I have good rom but I'm not able to do decent walks.....so fed up.
I'm nearly 2 months and do 2 walks a day totalling 3 to 4,000 steps. How far are you going?
To add context 10,000 a day is what I'm aiming for....eventually. I struggle with more than 2 miles at a time.
Yet another question.
I'm now over 7 weeks post op. Pain, or more accurately, ache still there all the time, along with stiffness. I had one physio session at 3 weeks and then left to carry on.
I am walking about 3 to 4,000 steps a day and stretching when I can. Someone suggested static...
6 weeks today. Trying to remember how far I've come. Now happily going out without stick and feeling more confident that nothing bad is going to happen. Still struggling with going downstairs properly and knee complains bitterly if I get over confident. Sleep is getting a bit better, but...
Now nearly 4 weeks into recovery. Saw physio last week who is happy with progress. However I now seem to have stopped improving. Still having pain, not able to properly heel toe walk, hubby says I'm swaying rather than walking properly. Stayed at home yesterday as thoroughly fed up. When...
Hi dog lover. I have the same problem. Try and eat every 3 hours, protein bars, yoghurt. I sprinkle grated cheese over meals, have full fat milk and at least I'm no longer loosing weight. My husband too is trying to loose weight so understand your difficulties. Keep in touch.
Thank you for the support Bonesmart. Yup am at the wish I'd never had it done stage. Decent sleep is a distant dream; difficult for hubby too I'm the cook and planner and now it's down to him and wonderful instant meals
Progress seems to have stalled managing short walks outside with one crutch and hubby to ensure not barged into. Island is packed with visitors for TT races. Just knee bend not improving. Will see what physio has to say on Wednesday.
My tkr was 10th May too. How are you pain wise? I'm struggling with aching leg and lack of sleep. Although have not had any bleeding.
Sounds as if you are doing well my progress hasn't been checked yet. 1st June before I see physio. Hopefully they won't push me too hard!
12 days now its almost time for bed, so tired can't wait. Unfortunately when I do get a few hours sleep I wake up in so much pain and stiffness and walk around groaning! Then I can't sleep any more. At the moment I'm taking paracetamol 3 times a day as prescribed. Then before sleep stronger...
Now 10 days post op. Yesterday I clocked up 2,000 steps as I felt good and wanted a bit of fresh air. Today the knee is swollen and feeling so down. Trying to do exercises but am so disheartened, never realised how draining the pain would be.
Still no news of physio appointment (NHS) had...
Well another day of progress of sorts. However I have now got pain in my bum anyone else had this problem. Using a hot pad which helps.
Getting around on 1 crutch well just frustrated at lack of progress, although grateful constipation no longer a problem.
Well done with rom Marie, how do...
Thank you camcol nice to know your opinion on exercise. Can't believe what a wuss I am. So difficult to get comfortable. Not taking opoids as the constipation is a spectre at this feast. Sleep would be nice at the moment I doze off and wake moaning in pain. What joy!