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This is my second week back at work; back in my work boots. Yesterday and more so today, I have noticed my knee hurting when I put weight on it, more on the inside of the knee than the entire knee. If I kinda turn my ankle to put wight on the outside of my foot it hurts less. Do you think this could be related to a 'new alignment' or just normal going back to work thang? I think I'll try different shoes tomorrow, but you know how it is when you have an 'inquiring mind'.
 

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Gat....I'm dealing with the SAME SAME SAME thing and I'm not wearing work boots. I (and you know my ittybitty brain)think it's because we're sitting more with our leg bent and not raised up.....and we're getting up out of a chair so much all day. I made my hubbie rub the inside of my knee last night....it was even painful in bed...and do you KNOW he did NOT mind ONE little bit doing that for me??????....sweet thang!..I had to MAKE him stop!!just sayin'....
 
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Thanks for responding............................but I don't think thats really any of my business...........just sayin' I am glad to hear that you're finally being 'more friendly'.
 

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Gat,
I've got the same thing on the outside edge of the knee. I was so bad bowed out before surgery I would suspect it is the realignment.
I was just talking with a buddy that had PKR and later TKR last Oct. He is the guy I've mentioned who's a sports section manager at Walmart. He is on his feet all day.
He told me he leg is swollen every evening when he gets home and that he gets tendinitis very easily still. I was standing there with my big fat monkey and favoring my good knee as I have managed to irritate it now.
I added those gel soles to my shoes. It really lessens the impact while walking which might help you since you are on your feet.
 
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Thanks Doug, I think its a combo of being up and down more, walking more often and the 'old wear pattern' of my boots. I'm gonna try for an early birthday present and get some new boots this weekend. You know how it is, every time some new deal comes up with our plastic knee we 'just gotta know' whats going on.
 

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Oh I know exactly what you are talking about. It seems that every few days there is another issue that pops up.(literally) Glad we have all of our buddies to compare notes.
Have you tried Rocky Boots? They are very light. I have some Danner's but those things are so heavy, I'm not comfortable wearing them any more.
 
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The price tag on a Danner is whats heavy. I'm thinkin bout some of those tactical Rocky's or Georgia's. They sell 'em at BassPro up here.
 

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I got my Danners only because the Police Department gave us a shoe/boot allowance..
If you have a Bass Pro then you've got it made. The tactical Rocky's were what I was talking about. The rounded heel also helps.
Try those gel inserts with them..
 

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just sayin' I am glad to hear that you're finally being 'more friendly'.
He DID stay in the bed all night.....


The inside of my knee hurts SOOOOO stinkin' bad right now and WHAT can you do while at work????? nuttin huney
 

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I Have A Friend Who Works Where We Go Buy My Husbands Uniforms And She Has Had Both Knees Replaced. We Were Chatting And She Said, "before I Forget, Once You Have Your Knees Replaced Be Sure You Buy New Shoes." She Said That Was One Thing She Wished Someonoe Had Told Her Cuz She Said The Before The Surgery All Of Her Shoes Got Misshaped To The Way She Was Walking With Her Bad Knees And She Needed To Have Shoes That Weren't All Warped And Misshaped To The Way She Was Walking Before The Surgery. Maybe That Is The Problem And You Just Need New Shoes To Match Your New Way Of Walking.

Pattipoo, You Gotta Good Hubbie There, You Lucky Duck, Bet You Money It's Cuz You Are Such An Exemplary Wify-poo.

So Buy Some New Shoes, Cute, New Shoes. I Am Really Looking Forward To Buying New Shoes. I Like New Shoes And I Been Wanting Some New Crocs, Guess This Is My Chance.

Rowdy
 

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Rowdy,
That makes so much sense. My right leg was bowed. Now it's straignt. I did treat myself to a new pair of walking shoes..
 

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Rowdy, you took the words right out of my mouth. Look at the soles of your shoes and you will see that you were favoring either the outsides (like me) or the inside of your feet.
Remember The old song,' the foot bone's, connected to the knee bone, the knee bone's connected to the hip bone."..etc
Monday I wore new shoes to work, and did okay. Yesterday, I wore my Nikes thinking I was doing myself a favor. Wrong! I had to come home early. Could be a bad day, but I noticed me feet kept rolling in all day.
Today I'm going to wear my Birkenstock's. Not the prettiest shoes, but they always feel right.
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Faith, I am just amazed that you are able to be back at work so soon. I think you should wear your fuzzy slippers to work if you want too.
 

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It is 16 1/2 weeks for me, and I can remember the pains you all are talking about. Seems like they didn't last all that long, if that is any help. About the shoe thing, I had a relatively knew pair of shoes and some inserts that I had gotten where you stand on a sort of pad that is hooked up to a computer and it decides which style of insert is best for you. The inserts were based on my old knees and how I distributed my weight, which is totally different now. While standing in church when I was about 7 weeks post BTKR I realized that was what was causing my knees to hurt and when we sat down, I proceeded to tear them out of my shoes and stuck them in my purse. I am glad my mom was the only other person in our row! But it gave me immediate relief the next time I had to stand. So I believe, yes it is critical what we put on our feet in relation to how our knees feel.
 

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For me it is the hamstring tendon that causes the pain on the inside of my knee. I use heat on the back of my knee and ice on the inside. Seems to help. The pain is worst when I haven't been moving my knee (bending). Could be the shoes. I got two new pairs of shoes so I could break them in with my new stance/gait. I think that helps, too. Any excuse to get new shoes for Easter :)
 
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