Leg cramps

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hi all , I am now 10 months post-op and up until two weeks ago my knee was been healing really well and my progress has been good since my RTKR but now I'm starting to get charlie horses/ leg cramps at night they've been happening for the last 2 weeks I was wo,ndering if anybody else has had this happen and is it related to the knee replacement ? I hope you have some suggestions on why it's happening and how I can make it better thanks to all of you for being there and for all your advice

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    Hi, I'm over a year now on both knees. I also get leg cramps and find eating bananas helps. I think the cramps are from low potassium

    You could take a pill, but I prefer natural don't think it's related to tkr because I got them before. Good luck

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    HI Coleen

    im 8 months post op from my 2nd knee replacement. I started getting bad cramp at nights after about 4 months, my GP gave me Quinnine Sulphate tablets and they really helped. He told me that it was a common problem after lower joint surgeries. I still have the tablets on prescription as my knee has seized i still can get cramp so i take it every night.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.

    kindest regards


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    get some magnesium oil and rub in every day , since doing this I havent had a cramp for years. I dont know if its anything to do with op, I'm about same time frame after mine and all going fine too. Cramps are a sign of low magnesium

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    I started having cramps bad around 6 to 8 weeks after tkr and I was told by doctors and therapist that the muscles and nerves in my legs have to heal and that is a very common feeling in tkr. I also go to water aerobics!

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