pain in good knee?

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Hi peeps

Am nearly 5 weeks post op left knee.starting to do exersizes etc but have found that my right(good knee)is extremely painful!! Is this due to being on crutches or it taking all my weight?

Just wondered if anyone has probs with the non op knee?

Thanku. Beth.x

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    Hi Beth I have had both knees done the second one 5 weeks

    ago and during the night the one I had operated on last

    year is very painful. The physio showed me how to stand

    properly on operated leg putting my full weight on. Hopefully

    this will make a difference. I think I was afraid of putting

    too much strain on it. Hope your pain gets better.x

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    Hi Littlebear,  both my knees were bone on bone so requested both to be done at once.  It was great because I couldn't favour one knee, just had to deal with them both. Was really concerned about how I would cope  as I am a RN & have nursed TKR's in the past.  Always swore I would never have a TKR!  However, once you cant walk without severe pain you quickly want anything to give you back your life.  I am now 9 weeks post op today & have had my ups & downs, & know that I still have to accept it will not all be normal for a while. I am walking without pain though, still have discomfort in bed at night & after sitting for too long. But no regrets having both done at the same time.  I am already able to do so much more than I have been able to do for the last 2yrs. I keep getting comments about good I look. Chronic pain affects everthing in your life.  Including how you look! Good luck & try & organise your next one sooner rather than later.
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    yes I have this problem too, I had xrays a few months ago so knew I had oa in my "good" knee but not too bad,as soon as I went to 1 crutch after tkr on "bad "knee it started playing up I am hoping that taking the extra strain is causing flare up and that it will settle, in addition I now have pain in my hip on operated side which I never had, lets cross our fingers and hope things will settle ! best wishes
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      Sometimes theres a big re alignment of the whole "chassis" involving hips both knees and affecting the way you walk- it seems the brain has to digest all this change (because we all have habitual patterns in the way we move our bodies and these are changed big time!) And I was told that lots of aches and pains can occur affecting back, hips and the other knee after a tkr. When I asked how long answer was as long as it takes!!! At present I have one v straight tkr leg and one also oa a bit bowed! For myself have decided will leave it can year before worrying too much - so long as no acute probe seem to be arising!
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    Your entire body is getting realigned. Back, hips, upper body get messed up when we hurt and limp. You are putting weight on. Yours legs move differently and like any other muscle that gets weak it has to be reeducated. Don't be in a hurry a or push so hard you strain something. Ice the good leg like the bad one elevate both at the same time. Use a little massage oil or some form of ligament to ease the pain temporarily.
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