Tkr problems raising leg, climbing stairs normally and insability

Posted by caz7 @caz7, Apr 10, 2019

Hi I am a newbie and looking for some advice/help after a tkr. I am 8 weeks post op and struggling to raise my leg, do squats and climb stairs,also getting up from a seat is chronic. My Pt says work through it as my quads need strengthening but have tried over and over and the pain is severe. Worried as my knee gives away trying to do stairs and wonder how to get past this. Thank you in advance,

@debbraw

Hi @caz7 – yes, I've been following you (@ sign or not. LOL!) You and I have something in common. I am 11 weeks tomorrow and this weekend I decided to go to an Arts and Crafts Fair in town. Going there was just fine – my walk was pretty jaunty on the outbound. Walking around the event, I started to get tired. Coming back, my husband asked if I wanted him to go get the car and pick me up. My pride intervened. I knew I was limping but couldn't give up. All told, I walked 10,232 steps – 4+ miles. The last 500 steps were the hardest. I counted them. Just like you, Sunday I was stiff, icing my knee, feeling sorry for myself and determined to keep going until this knee conforms to my lifestyle. I'm wishing you the best and I hope you will wish me some better judgement!

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Hi @debbraw, thanks for that 🙂 At least I feel like I'm not going mad on my own now. (LOL). I haven't got a step counter (I daren't) 🙂 It's mad how you live for any info at all to reassure you that this will all end one day and normality will come back. One step at a time, (pardon the pun)! Wishing you all the best with it.Take care.

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