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Hi all. I haven't posted on here for several months now but I just wanted to share an update with you. I had my TKR on 19th May 2015 so 10 months on now. The knee is still stiff (I think the flexion is maybe 85 - seeing my surgeon again next month) but the knee regularly swells up. My physio plan let me down post-op and in the end I do my own daily exercises stretching and bending and I walk every day for at least 40 minutes. There is no pain whatsoever in my new knee when walking which is great. I still find going downstairs very difficult, at least to try and do so normally and getting in a car on the left side is awkward if the footwell is tight. I was driving 5 weeks after the op and have been abroad twice since my op so it isn't stopping me getting about but I don't understand why the knee still swells up so regularly. I use rose oil and black pepper oil to massage into the knee daily. To complicate things my right knee is just about to give up (very sore) and I have spondylosis which means I've to be careful with my back so this doesn't help when trying things like going down stairs. Generally, the new knee is stiff after sitting for a while and is sore when I stand up but then the pain goes within 30 seconds of starting to walk about. Just wondered what any thoughts might be on this subject? Cheers!
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