Stepping up the mileage

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Hello fellow knee people, just wanted to share some good news. I got a Fitbit for Christmas and I have to say it really has motivated me to get off my butt and do more. It has really improved my rehab and I can't believe how much progress I have made in just 3 weeks. So today I decided to take my little dog for a decent walk and we must have done 7 miles!! My knee felt fine, no stick needed. My thigh was a bit stiff and my outer quad but no pain. My flexion was reduced due to the stiffness of my muscles. So tonight I have decided to have a soak in Epsom salts and I feel awesome😃 Flexion is back to 110 and no aching muscles. So if your muscles feel tight have a soak it truly does work x

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    Great! An idea...add some badadeas bath gel too with the epsom salts! That's really good! Fantastic news!😊

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      Boots sell it or Amazon. It is not medical..just a bath gelee but has horse chestnut extract in it which is very beneficial ..it smells divine and with the epsom salts makes a perfect combination. Daily baths with Epsom salts and badedas helped me a lot post op...

      If your ski is sensitive it is also good...my daughter cannot use some bath additives because of her skin but she is fine with badedas.

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    Snoozy how many weeks out are you?  Was your a partial or a full?

    Im glad to hear your doing so well.  I would LOVE to soak but can't yet.  My incision still has a few scaps where it is not healed yet.  

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      I'm 4 months post TKR and I'm loving being able to walk again. Ive been out again today and did 5 miles. I've not really walked decent distances for over 7 years due to arthritis, but now when I walk I don't get any of that pain just sore muscles because they are still being strengthened. 

      Yes dont have have a soak until your wound is fully healed x

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      Snoozy I am jealous and happy for you!!  I am 7 weeks and have my 8 week check up next week.  I get my nice compression stockings off then, yay!  I was hoping the skin would be healed by then, oh well; it is 99%.  I had the same issues with you on not being able to walk due to osteoarthritis.  I also had some chips in my bones where it was bone and bone and some bone growths (calcium).  I guess it was a bit of a challenge to do my new knee.  I am sooo happy you don't get any pain.  I walk but get a lot of debilitating pain on the outer knee that snaps and almost sends me to the ground, usually followed by a lot of electrical shocks.  I am hoping beyond hope that it is just readjusting.  The only thing I worry about is that this has happened since day one and it is getting worse the more active I am.

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    Great news! I never wore leg warmers in 66 years until a friend recommended it after my LTKR, it really helps a lot to keep my leg less stiff, especially now that it's winter.

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      Agreed Laurel,

      I have some leg warmers with extra layers around the knees.  I got these about 8 years ago and use them to hike when it is winter.  I also used them to keep the surgery knee from getting cold.  I slept with it on too!  It does work!  The only issue I had is after working the knee out, swelling commenced and then the knee warmer wasn't so comfortable. 

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    Well done Snoozy! It's so good to hear a positive news.

    Keep up the good work

    Marilyn 

    XX

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    Ha ha! I got one too! It’s marvellous in so many ways. Not only monitors your walking and cycling and swimming but vibrates when your phone rings and best of all, reminds you to move every hour so you don’t cease up so badly! Not to mention telling you how long you slept and how restless you were in the night (much less than I thought!) Highly recommended
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      i love mine it really does motivate you to get off your butt and get moving. Just done another 5 mlies today with my little dog. He's out cold now on the sofa🐶 I sleep really well but I think amitriptyline might have something to do with that though 😂

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