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This is a BIG red flag to me. So I'd like to ask you some questions if you don't mind, and it would be very helpful if you would answer each one individually - numbered as I have done - in as much detail as you can then I'll come back as see where you are ....Whenever I try to step up exercise I really pay for it
Okay1. pain score 3
Nothing else?2. 500 mg x 2 daily of Naproxen
Okay3. Slight to moderate
4. 120 ROM and full extension
Okay7. Fully active and back at work - Office
I'm curious to know why you are still doing all these exercises 16 weeks after the surgery? Were you told to keep doing them?Going to gym x 3 a week -
bicycle for 15 mins with resistance of 6/7 (quite low)
Walking machine 15 mins speed at 4km an hour
Stepper for 10 mins low resistance
Also walking around 8000 steps a day 4 mile but this is sum total of everything - e.g.
Walking about the house and short walk
I've experienced swelling after last gym session and so haven't been for last week
This is your problem. You are under the mistaken belief that if you work hard you're going to get a good outcome but that's not true.Personally I don't think I'm overdoing it although I'm naturally impatient
No. Normal activity is the activities of daily living + work. Anything done at the gym is additional. It may well be in someone's lifestyle to work out at the gym, but that is not normal activity for a healing knee.For some the above is normal activity.. the question therefore is when can normal activity resume?
I do all the above for cardio health and to hopefully lose weight.