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Hi. I've posted two or three times before. I'm nearly 10 weeks post TKR. In many ways i'm pleased in that I can walk without pain, up to an hour at a time so that is good. However, the knee is still very stiff and hard on the outside of the knee. I can drive my car no problem but going downstairs still isn't possible in the normal way (i.e. I can do one step at a time). Going upstairs is better. I can't sit with my knee at right angles like my 'good' knee. I do exercises at home two or three times a day and am trying the tea-tray technique! I feel that I fell in a hole in terms of post-op support and didn't get physio until after five weeks. This entails a gym but I can't ride the static bike, though treadmill is no problem. I also have to combat spondylosis which brings on the occasional sciatica attack which is evident when trying to go downstairs normally. However, I used to get sciatica attacks down my left hip, buttock and leg (the operated leg) within a few minutes of walking - this has now disappeared, only the occasional sciatica attack when sitting, but not in the leg. I still feel tired quite often. I weaned myself off of co-codamol a week ago and take paracetamols 3 or 4 times per day and naproxen for my back pain. Sorry to ramble on but am I doing OK or not? I see my surgeon's physio team (at a different hospital) in 2 weeks then the surgeon 2 weeks after that. I just want the stiffness to go away!
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