That’s a great indication that you should keep doing this!Swimming it's one thing I can do better now without hardly any pain.. so I'm mainly doing that with pool walking (gently).
For a while (after my arthroscopy and first few months post PKR) I didn’t have the ROM to pedal the bike. Once I had a little less swelling and more flexion, I started using it verrrry slowly. Since then it has been a godsend. If it doesn’t feel good for your knee yet, I would just hold off for a while and try again later.@JusticeRider : did cycling hurt you?
I really feel for you on the crutches, and other conditions complicating things. After my second L hip surgery, my L knee was so bad I couldn’t get off the crutches even after my hip might have been ready. I ended up on crutches for about 4 months, and used the cane for a couple more. Now things are going great with the left hip and knee, but my R knee does prevent me from doing certain things like squats, etc.I'm looking forward to getting rid of the crutches one day (!) The tendinitis on the RTKR leg adds to it too.. still being treated for it.
Know exactly what you mean.I'm cautiously happy for now. I'm hoping to still improve in the next few months.
I'm aware of the fact that I'll need to stay fit for the rest of my life (that sounds a bit overdramatic haha) to preserve those joints !
Thank you Layla! The visit went fine. He replied to my questions and confirmed the need to keep strengthening : "the more muscle you'll have, the less pain you will feel"..He added that I'd need PRP injections (from your own blood), once a year, on the second knee.