I think I overdid the exercising today. Any advice

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I'm 11 weeks post tkr and think I must have been a little too enthusiastic this evening in going up and down stairs at home (17 stairs) 4 times in a row, for exercise. Apart from the usual stiffness - especially in the evenings and after sitting too long - now feeling rather achy above and below the implant. I don't feel like I've done any harm and hoping that a couple of painkillers and sleep will solve the problem. Anyone else experienced setbacks like this?

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    I always found if I overdid it I was fine the next day as long as I didn't keep overdoing it. What you did doesn't seem too bad to me for 11 weeks after op. but then everyone's different of course.

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    am 12 weeks, went to an ATLANTA BRAVES baseball game with someone who didnt remember where the car was parked! Ugh! We walked what seemed for miles That was Friday nite and I'm still swollen and hurting! I am keeping it iced! Should be better soon

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    it's so hard to stay down when you have a good day! I'm just over 8 weeks and do way to much then have a bad night and following day! that aside I still have to use pain meds once in a while. I all of a sudden now have burning in my scare like just after the surgery..not sure why, but we all go thru good and bad days. Flag you feel better now.

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      If you still have the burning in your scar today can you contact your doctor just for reassurance? It's very difficult not to overdo things. You feel good, that gives you confidence so you think you'll increase the activity just a little bit only to find your body isn't quite ready for this. No wonder they say that full rehabilitation takes a year and can even take longer. Each of us is different. Difficult is getting used to the new reality and learning to pace yourself. Hope you quickly feel better.

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    I think most of us join the ODIC (Overdid it club) at some point. I know I have more than once. Painkillers, rest plus ice and elevation if needed should sort it out in a few days if not sooner. It's not a linear recovery. Setbacks are quite common. It's unlikely you've dome any damage to the implant; it's usually the soft tissue that suffers.

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      Thank you. Just got up and feel more or less normal this morning. Took painkiller and half a sleeping pill before I went to bed and slept well, with just a couple of brief wakings. Seem to be ok this morning. Thanks for the encouragement. Pain from soft tissue seems far less worrying than damage to the implant.

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    I had a pkr in Febuary of this year, joint is good but have discomfort acrosss the kneecap, i thought maybe doing too much, but resting is not an opption as feels more unstable.

    Also sorness where the scar is.

    Is this norma after 7monthsl?

    Need the other knee done as very sore when i walk.

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      I had a TKR the end of January and still have some discomfort in the kneecap coming downstairs and pain on he lateral side of the knee due to the IT band that shortened because of the crooked leg. I don't understand why the scar would still be sore though. Have you been massaging it? I used Bio Oil as soon as my wound had healed and all scabs had fallen off and it's been fine. My other knee needs doing too, can't say I'm looking forward to it, but needs must.

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