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I am a 71 year old lady, having had a left knee TKR just over five months ago. I am able to walk well, drive, use my static exericise bike and generally, I am very pleased with the way everything has gone. It is lovely to be able to walk without limping! However, although I can manage walking downstairs using alternate steps reasonably OK, I find that going upstairs is far more of a problem. I have tried using a crutch on the opposite side to my operated knee to help but I still feel that I am struggling. I can go upstairs one step at a time (leading with my good leg) absolutely no problem. I tried one day a few weeks back working through the pain and going up and down stairs all day using alternate steps but I then ended up with a sore knee which troubled me when I was simpy walking and so, I obviously did too much. I am trying to do two or three steps every time I go upstairs now but I still feel that I am not progressing with this. Has anybody had the same problem or can give any advice or is it simply a question of time? I know that somebody has posted on here that we reach a 'plateau' and then progress after a while without realising it. I think I may have reached a 'plateau' with going upstairs!
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