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Reply on Mako Robotic Arm TKR ONE WEEK

@dixiedog : Thank you for all your remarks and information. Yes, the pre-surgery class only mentioned “a walker”, no specifics. I’m not really surprised, since in the hospital I ended up with an extra wide version - for 200 lbs + people, which was also a little [...]

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Reply on Mako Robotic Arm TKR Day Two

@saeternes : don’t worry about straight leg exercise right now. I had to do them 3 weeks pre-op, so I was used to them. Still challenging, especially when they added ankle weights about 4 weeks after TKR. Play around a little bit with the order in which [...]

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Reply on Herniated discs, history of injections, is it time for surgery?

@helenr, @bernese53 : to both of you Helens - I did not have a herniated disc, but one of the discs between two of my vertebrae has completely collapsed and dried out, the facing vertebrae surfaces look like serrated knives, very rough. Also caused [...]

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Reply on pain in lower back near my spine

@happyat76 As others have mentioned, my first thought was sciatica also. I had a terrible problem with sciatica this past summer but it did go away. It was extremely painful. @sparklegram Spinal stenosis is also an interesting thought. My brother-in-law had that and [...]

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Reply on pain in lower back near my spine

@happyat76 : your pain sounds a lot like Sciatica, or at least something very close to it. I second PT and daily exercises. Results will not be immediate, but over time you should be able to improve things quite a bit. I’ve been doing some fairly easy [...]

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Reply on pain in lower back near my spine

@happyat76 , I had sciatica which was pain on the right side of my spine and burning pain down my right leg. Very painful. Has your doctor considered that? Good luck. [...]

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Reply on pain in lower back near my spine

@happyat76 Have you tried just ice on it I had sciatica and putting ice on it for 15 minutes, wait 10 then heat on it helped me Sciatica yes is very painful [...]