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5 hours ago · Knee Replacement: Discharged from PT due to insurance in Joint Replacements

@debbraw Yes, my gym does have a lift but I looked at the pool closely today and if I park a sturdy walker by the steps/rail I should be able to get out. I’m going to hire a trainer for additional help with other things too. PT always worked on several people at once. I never really felt like I was given 100% of their time

1 day ago · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

@contentandwell That's what my PT said too. Bike and elliptical! I think heel to toe when walking but I'm not sure that's helping. Guess it will take time. Actually, come to think of it, my PT said with an uneven gait will only cause a pounding on the knee.

1 day ago · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Walking is proving challenging for me as well. I live in a neighborhood with no sidewalks and the streets are so uneven. Although I limp along with a cane, I've been using a 4-wheel walker with brakes and seat so I don't have to be afraid so much of falling, can use the seat to go further distances to rest when needed and that has been a Godsend. My PT told me to NOT use the treadmill at the gym until my gait got better but I'm not sure I agree with that. What about putting it on the lowest speed? Thoughts? Learning to walk normal again is my BIGGEST challenge right now.

2 days ago · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

That's amazing. At 14 days PO, I could barely make it to my doctor's office to get the zip ties removed. Taking a shower exhausted me. If you are going out to lunch, you are doing great!

5 days ago · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I’m 3 months out and am dealing with the same thing. It’s so frustrating and the pain/soreness is off the charts on some days. I really thought I’d be doing better than I am this far out but life had other plans. You’re definitely not alone. Hang in there!

5 days ago · Knee Replacement: Discharged from PT due to insurance in Joint Replacements

I was released from PT due to insurance reasons with ROM ending up being 111/0. All they said was to stay active so I didn't loose what I had. In addition to the bike, what else do you do to improve and/or keep your ROM? Heel slides haven't improved my ROM in weeks so I am taking them out of the daily exercise routine. (I may do 15 in the evening if I feel stiff but I can't live a life doing them so I think at 3 months PO, it's time to say good bye to those) Also, I'm still limping along with a cane so I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to get in and out of a pool for therapy safely with just the cane. TIA for any tips and advice.

5 days ago · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I am 11 weeks PO and was released from PT yesterday due to insurance running out. I’m only at 111/0 and know that I can live with that if only the pain would subside. You can too!

Thu, Apr 11 10:13am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

How does one know that it's scar tissue causing a struggle with ROM and not something else? I'm 7 weeks out today and was measured on Monday. My extension is zero but my natural ROM is 105-106 and my self assist ROM is 112-115 depending on how sore I am. No-one has mentioned scar tissue to me but that seems to be the big reason why people struggle. Is that ALWAYS the case with ROM or COULD it be other things? Thanks, everyone!