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Have physical therapy soon ~ always a bit nervous when at the end the push for the measurement. Have made 120 the last few times I hope at a minimum I can repeat that if not get a degree or more lol I am active but struggle with ROM unfortunately. Just needed to get my emotions out hope that's ok not really a question. It's just tough I always take a pain pill to ease stress and pain. Other than that no pain pill smile only on PT days lol Thanks

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    Hi Robin,120 ROM is very good. How far along are you? I am 10 months post op TKR and only have 122 and perfectly straight. Don’t think I will get much more. I only took pain meds an hour before PT just like you. You are doing great, keep up the good  work. My good knee is only 126.
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      Thank you so much. I am at 14 weeks I think this Thursday. Surgery was Aug 17th. It just is surprising to me how painful and stiff it can still be achieving a degree I have reached before. It's kinda mind boggling lol. I feel like are you sure you're reading it right? LOL 

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    You do exactly what a lot of us do/did before PT.  Really helps.  Once you achieve 120, you have to maintain or exceed it.  Expect to bounce around that mark for a while until you start getting greater than 120 results on a consistent basis.  Don't be surprised if your next measurement is 118...doesn't matter.  Just takes time.  Took me 10 weeks of PT @ 2X/week to go from -14 / +84 to -1 / +123.  At 20 months post-op, I'm more like 0 / +133.  Just takes time and work.

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      Ok bouncing around 120 I can do I just thought maybe I was falling short in where I should be. Yesterday PT  has left me more sore than previously. Struggled to get that 120. I have decided to bike today but easily not stressing bend of knee by putting seat close to handle bars to get deeper bend. I will just get close enough not to stress knee. Due to Holiday I won't have PT for a week so I am glad I can work a bit on my own. Thanks for reasdurance. 

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      There is no "falling short"...is a fake comparison you make in your mind about a non-existent time and measurement schedule.  Clear all that crap out of your head.  Do the work and it will all come your way in time...  Stop stressing yourself...

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      Clearing now lol ~ just went to gym did what only felt what knee could do w/o stressing it and it feels better. I will be on the path of knee listening from now on. Tricky part can be knowing when you push a little and when you don't. That line is still a bit blurry but I think if I hone in on how knee feels I will do better at that distinction. TY 

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