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Pain months after Total Knee Replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Dec 28, 2021 | Replies (53)

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I had TKR 11 years ago and I find the being very active gives me some discomfort short term. After retirement I started exercising at the gym using machines. I believe that exercising moderately is key to controlling pain after TKR. Currently I have started the process for a 2nd TKR (left this time), but want to get as much mileage out of this knee as I can. I cannot imagine being as active without TKR and would do it over in a heartbeat! I might add that I currently do not take any pain medications.

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I am 10 months post TKR and am doing well. I agree with you if you are overactive you pay the price and there is some medial pain that goes away with rest. My question is approximately how long do knee replacements last if I do things in moderation? Is there actually a time when I can expect to walk more than 2 miles and stand longer than 2 hours without getting that tight band sensation? I also use some machines at the gym. One more thing — since the arthritic pain is gone, why does the knee stiffen up in rainy/snowy weather and that band is still there.