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TKR 10 Days After Surgery Back Flaring

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Say what!? A rationale to purchase more shoes! I'm there!! :dancy:

Jokes aside, you're right. I have had to take inventory once again of my shoe, eh' collection and another pair must go (heel too swept back for good balance). And for sure I put in new inserts into a few. A run down shoe is not good for our brand new knees.
@Cstucky Have you purchased new shoes since your TKR? Wearing shoes with a pre-op wearing pattern can cause aches and pains. You don't have to replace every pair of shoes - just the pair you wear most often.
 
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Hi Jaycey,
Oh my gosh! What a great tip. I’m going to get some ASAP! Thanks so much. Fingers crossed.
The pain is sharp and sudden, like a dentist touching a nerve in a tooth. And it’s on the knee replacement side. Happens several times a day. But I’m walking in old shoes 30 minutes a day 5x a week on the treadmill. I will keep you posted after I try my new shoes out.
Gotta love BoneSmart!
 

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But I’m walking in old shoes 30 minutes a day 5x a week on the treadmill.
You might try easing off all this walking as well and see if this settles. Or try ever other day to give that knee a rest between walking sessions.
 

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I had my TKR in August 2018. Last winter, I wore my winter boots a little bit; no problems. This year? Nope. Tossed them out and they’re the last of my pre op footwear to go.

I should say, all my left shoes were built up with a lift after my first THR in 2014 left me with a leg length difference. This may also be a reason they were uncomfortable.
 

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I think for some of us going through back pain is inevitable. I had a few back problems prior to surgery but not too bad. About 3 weeks out back pain was nearly intolerable for a few weeks. My PT says it is a result of changing your gait. I limped a certain way for years and how my leg was straighter and everything's was different. I iced and elevated more, continued with PT and eventually my back settled down as I got used to new alignment and limped less.
 
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Jakakio, thanks for the encouragement. What your PT says makes sense. The new knee is doing so well I’m hoping the back will follow! Appreciate your response!
 
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YES! I think that IS a factor re. some back discomfort. My gait has changed a bit. Body still settling into the new knee. It takes time. Thankfully most of my shoes are still useable.
...My PT says it is a result of changing your gait. I limped a certain way for years and how my leg was straighter and everything's was different. I iced and elevated more, continued with PT and eventually my back settled down as I got used to new alignment and limped less.
 
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This is a happy, grateful post! A little over 3 months since my TKR, I’m thrilled with my new knee. And finally my back issues are manageable, most days not very painful at all. I’m able to walk 30-40 minutes with no pain in my knee or back and no negative after effects, so knee newbies take heart!
Daily, I do strength and flexibility exercises given by my therapists. And these prompt my questions. I continue to have restrictions with my ROM in bending. When I stopped therapy outside the home at 8 weeks, because it was too aggressive and affected my back, I was at about 128 degrees flex. I am hoping to improve and that going down steps will get easier as I continue to work my new knee..
I’m hoping someone can tell me what to expect as I walk the walk with my new knee. Thanks BoneSmarters!
 

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As time goes on, your knee will continue to improve and you'll forget about your knee completely. But, this takes time.

128 bend is great at 3 months! Good going.
 
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Thanks for the input. I’ll keep doing the exercises I’ve been given and walking.
 

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