Bilateral TKR Lots of pain after 3 months bilateral

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I wanted to have minimal invasive surgery, and two weeks before my surgery date, I find out that he does not perform minimal invasive surgery.
I’ve been reading about your recovery. I had a PKR a month ago and now I realize there’s no such thing as a minimally invasive knee replacement. I thought I would recover faster with a partial but I seem to be struggling with the same obstacles as members with a TKR.
Good luck to you as well. The knee replacement surgery has a so complicated Recovery where some people recover quickly and some others last one to two years. I had a difficult time making the decision for going through he surgery, and thought about it for at least eight months, talk with different people who had the surgery, my PT, online chat with others, etc, I thought high level pain would last a few weeks, for me I had high level pain until 8-9 weeks post OP. I thought muscle weakness lasts for about six weeks, I had weak muscles in my legs until week 12-14, and still feel weak.
inthought I could resume normal activity by weeks 7-10, I still have not resumed my normal activities. I have retired two and half years ago, so I could wait for resuming my normal activities like traveling, camping, etc.
good luck to both of us, and everyone else.
 
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Anyone is having pain walking still after several months of the knee replacement?

I am about five months post Bilateral TKR, and can’t walk more than100 feet without pain In my knees. I have good ROM, 130 and excellent extension. However, my walking without pain has not improved. From the beginning after the surgery, I have had trouble walk8ng without pain. I went shopping at HomeDepot and grocery store last week, and had pain afterward, and did not feel better for several days. To control my pain, I just don’t walk.

please share if you have trouble walking in the early months after your surgery, and did it improve later.

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@BTKRmarch11 Are you icing and elevating regularly? Ice for 45-60 minutes several times per day. And try short walks building up the time on your feet very slowly. A big shopping trip is bound to make you sore if you are not walking any other time.
 

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Try to remember that your knees aren't even halfway through this year+ healing. With having both done, your body has to heal twice as much at the same time. I believe what you are going through is normal. As Jaycey said, ice, and elevate frequently to reduce your swelling and pain.
 

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