Pain behind the knee

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I had my right knee done (tkr) in 2015. Had my left knee done June 2017. Much better for second knee as I knew what to expect. My left knee has started to have pain behind the knee on the outside side. Usually when I am doing stairs and sometimes when just walking it will pain and give out. Anyone else have this happen?

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    Yes, I have pain down front of shinbone if I twist my leg by mistake. And steps do it too.

    Noticed my left leg has started to turn outwards, try to straighten my foot but it hurts, just hope it goes off. One thing I have noticed is if I lie with that leg underneath in bed it's really painful in the morning.

    Stubbed my toe and tripped on door threshold, really hurt.

    Has yours been happening long?

    Mine were done in 2014 and 2016, left one last.

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      It has just been within the last 3 weeks or so. At the beginning of my recovery I had hardly any stairs to master. Since the middle of Oct I have had many stairs to use daily. I have also started using compression stockings so I don't know if they are causing the pain. I must admit I have been very lax with my exercises since I 'graduated 'from physio.

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      Linda...  Lida...  Linda...  Self-admitted "Lax" Linda...  What can I say but: "Check out the links to The Program."  Stars are all about leg strength...all about rebuilding that atrophied quad, glute and core musculature.  The only thing that fixes this is hard work...

      https://patient.info/forums/discuss/post-tkr-exercising-565527

      https://patient.info/forums/discuss/mastering-post-tkr-stairs-552728

      Stairs are the hardest thing to do after a TKR.  The goal is walk up and down them "normally" without holding onto any railing or banister.  The only thing you use is the strength in your legs and butt...period.  The problem is that you have to exercise those muscles to get the strength back.  This takes time, dedication and work.

      I'm 20 months post-op and was going up stairs TWO AT A TIME at 14 months...and I'll be 70 in three months.  If I could do it, you can too.

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    We have heard from a lot of people who had the second knee done a while after the first.  The vast majority of people in this situation report a difference between the two experiences...some for the better, some for the worse.  No way of telling beforehand.
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      Yep that’s me, 6 months apart, 4 months now with second still feel I’m struggling can only get 110 rom😩😩second much more difficult than first, I just keep trying to motivate myself and hopefully I will get more measurements and it’s not going to be stuck at this.

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      Advances, setbacks plateaus.  I got stuck at -4 for weeks and weeks...finally broke through.  Don't get hung up on a number...do the work.  It will get better in time.  You have to do the work and stay positive.

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