12 weeks TKR

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Hi,

So I am 12 weeks post op things are going well , the other day I started to walk a little normal without the limp but since then the back of my knee and leg are killing me.

Just wondering if it’s all the muscles waking up any thoughts I Know it’s still early.

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    At 3 months, you probably have most or all of your ROM back.  Your problem isn't that the muscles are waking up...the problem is that they are dead...atrophied.  Now you need to regain all the strength in your quads, glutes and core to properly support the knee.  Here's the program...

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/post-tkr-exercising-565527

    Bon apetit...

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    Slow down....stride properly, heel, ball of foot, bend leg fully as best you can. Do this with both legs.....nice and slow. You aren't going to get any style points for this but you will find yourself standing straighter, walking better and eventually w/less pain. By hurrying, you start leaning forward, bending over at the waist, creating back and hip pain.

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    It’s soooo important to do your exercise and keep on with them the muscles need to strengthen and stretch in order to support the new joint properly I’m 9 months out had an excellent recovery in fact probably too good and I got a bit slack with the exercise routine am now having massage to stretch those muscles that I really should have done myself 
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    I am 6 weeks and same thing happening to me even on my crutches.My calf and tendon in my heel really sore.No idea why.
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    All hood replies, not much to add but don't worry...that pain at back is horrid but keep up stretches and exercises.

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