Dealing with the stiffness

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Hi there I am 7 weeks post op and my knee goes really stiff several times a day particularly if ive been doing too much housework??? Has anyone a good quick tip to keep releasing the stiffness??

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    HI Andrea

    I am 13 weeks post TKR and I only do small amounts of housework. 7 weeks is still early days so maybe rest a bit more? Everyone always talks about the exercises but rest is important too. I still get pain (today!) and I stretch a bit, massage with wonderful bioil and rest a bit. Soon helps.

    Good luck!

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    Andrea, I'd like to be funny and just say don't do housework lol. Not sure about a quick tip for releasing the stiffness, maybe someone else does.  I'm 5 weeks, still sore and my knee swells if I do too much housework also.  I pick & choose what chores I'm going to do, but I don't do them all in one day, it may take me all week to get things done.  I try and incorparate stretches and some bending when doing chores and then I rest and ice.  Hope this helps,  Patty
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    I know it sounds crazy, but if I am stiff after doing too much or even sitting down too long, I get up for a walk about for a few minutes. I also try to stretch my leg out straight and use the bio oil. Never mind the injections for thinning the blood, they should supply shots of WD40!
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    Hi Andrea.  Bending on steps was a great exercise for me.  Took out the stiffness immediately.  I am 16 weeks post op and am able to walk 4 to 5 miles without stopping.  I also ride the stationary bicycle for 30 minutes three days per week.  Never thought this day would come but thankfully it did.  Good luck to you.  Sandi

     

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