- Jan 30, 2020
- United States
Had TKR on right knee on 1/21. Recovering well, but worried that right foot is now turning inward when I walk. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks....
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This is a no no on a knee that less than a month old. Your knee isn't in bad shape, needing training. It is recovering from a traumatic surgery that needs only gentle movements, rest, ice and elevating.but did add a two pound ankle weight to my short arc quads.
Once a day is plenty for exercises. Your knee isn't lazy or unfit - it's wounded after major surgery and it needs time and gentle treatment, so it can heal.Although my therapist did not force my leg to bend, nor did he do anything that caused pain during the sessions, beginning the day after my first session with him my knee has been very stiff and painful and somehow feels different.
He mostly had me do the same exercises that my home PT had done, but did add a two pound ankle weight to my short arc quads. I am concerned that this weight might have done some damage to my knee. Any thoughts?
A rest sounds like a good idea. I'm sorry they put ankle weights on you. So unnecessary right now. I think just your daily activities would be plenty for this weekend.Thanks for the article.
I have been doing the standard post-surgery exercises twice a day since week one. My next PT appointment is on Monday. Between now and then I plan to just rest, ice and elevate. Would it be a good idea to skip the exercises entirely over the weekend in an attempt to undo any damage my having worked with the ankle weights may have caused?