Kneeling

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Im 13wk post tkr and im still struggling .has anyone else bad problems not beingable to kneel.ive just spent 30 minutes tryi g to vet out of the bath.yes i usualy do bave a shower but am in the middle of getting a new one put in.this problem is dribving me up the wall as its stopping me doing alot of things.help.x

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    Hi Janice, I had a TKR 14 wks ago and yes I have the same problem. I cant kneel as its too painful and cant bend my knee enough to get in the bath properly. I dont have a shower so I bought a bath seat and I find that easier. I feel Im never going to get back to normal but from what I hear from other people it takes a year at least to recover
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    I'm 14 weeks and there's no way I could get in a tub without help right now,Im58 years old and yes I wonder if I'll ever get any better ,yet they say a year I will. hang in there and maybe make sure someone is with you if you have to take a bath. Good luck 👍

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    Hi Janice it takes a long time for the numbness and sensitivity to go away. Mine still hasn't.im two years next month and I've been on the list to hv my other tkr.

    But there r so many other things I can do. It's so worth it

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      Docs try to regrow your cartilage using your stem cells.  This was mentioned to me 15 years ago but I was already too old (over 50) for it to be approved plus it was still quasi-experimental.  Also, it could be done on my femoral condyle, not a new meniscus.  Don't know the state of the technology today

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    Check with your surgeon to see if he will even allow it. Some docs say no others say after 6 months. Probably due to the number of surgeries I've had, my doc doesn't want me to even try and I'm 16 months out since my last surgery. Just be very careful and have a soft pillow or foam under it when and if you do try.

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    Hi, I was told not to try kneeling Ever! A knee replacement is not the same as your own knee andnever will be. Some things we have to give up and adapt to new ways of doing things
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    I've heard a lot of people say they can't kneel but I've been lucky. I can kneel on padded kneelers at church and I can kneel on a machine I'm used to using at the gym so I'm very grateful. However, to make sure I don't have problems, I roll up a towel, which works great. Good luck. Sorry you are having these problems. 

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