PATELLA PAIN

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Hi all tkrs

I'm experiencing patella pain when using the stairs. Upstairs is more painful then going down. Any ideas on this?

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    Hi Lesley:

    I am 9 months post tkr and I am still having patella discomfort going upstairs.  Definitely going upstairs is more hurtful than going down for me.  I am just being patient and hear that it takes one year or longer.  Good luck.  Barbara

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      Lesley,  you are still early in recovery.  I am almost 11 months tkr and still have patella pain on occasion.  Be sure you continue to do your exercises, strengthing muscles and tendons helps.  Remember stairs...up start with non operative leg...down stairs down on operated leg 1st.  This really makes a difference for me.

      Pam

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