Quad pain

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I am 6 weeks post op on left TKR. Range is over 140% and straightening is 3. The issue I have is significant quad pain when I straighten and left. Any ideas?

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    Where is the pain- tendon, medial, lateral? Otherwise my only guess with limited info. is that with less than perfect extension you are overworking the quad when you walk. 
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    Your bend seems exceptionally good for 6 weeks!

    I had quad pain when lifting and straightening and found that pressing on the quad just above the knee seemed to help when moving it.  The tendons have been cut (along with nerves and ligaments) and the muscles shoved out of the way during surgery so they are pretty knocked about and need time to heal and grow strong.  Concentrating on Quad exercises wil help as well as your pain meds and icing.

    I was very fit when i had this op (ex body builder) but seemed to have experienced just as much pain as everyone else on this forum rolleyes

    Suzi almost 15 wks


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    You might ve expecting a little too much too soon.

    I assume that you are still going to Physio, so what does the Physiotherapist have to say about it?

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    Hi, I too had significant quad pain. It lasted 7 weeks. However, keep up your quad exercises and it will go. Wow 140 bend. That's awesome. Well done.


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