Pain as I stand up

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i am 8 weeks post op from a PKR. My knee bend is perfect and I can walk ok on my own. Here's my problem: if I sit for any length of time, when I stand and put weight on the knee, it is so STIFF I can barely straighten it. After I walk on it for awhile, I'm fine. Will the stiffness upon standing ever stop?  Is there any exercise that will stop this?  I'm finished with PT 

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    It will go down. Just part of the natUral process of healing.
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    Stiffness can last for more than a year. Don't get discouraged. It will improve eventually. Everything takes time.

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    Hi Elaine!

    Stiffness is a part of the game. I have stiffness nearly a year post surgery. Like yours, mine goes away after I move around.

    Try this: BEFORE you stand, slowly work your ankle with ankle pumps. Next slowly move your leg and gently bend and straighten AS YOU ARE SEATED. When the leg feels less stiff, THEN stand. I regularly do this throughout the day if I have been sitting. REALLY helps me.

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      I get the same stiffness, I'll try your suggestion, makes sense to me. Hang in there everyone and keep up the hard work towards good health..... Best, Kathy p ?????? ??

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      I think it will help. Also, it prepares you TO stand up with confidence. That is important because we NEVER want to lose our balance and/ or fall!
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