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I find that I can be nice and loose and pretty flexible, but then I sit awhile to rest.
After resting even for just ten minutes or so, I go to get up, and my flexibility and looseness I felt just a few minutes before is replaced with legs that feel VERY HEAVY and TIGHT and STIFF!
It is as though someone comes and fills my legs with CONCRETE!
I get up, move around a bit, stand and/or stretch a bit and I am OK.
What I want to know is WHY CAN'T I MAINTAIN LOOSENESS AND FLEXIBILITY longer? What is it about inactivity and just resting (even for brief periods) that causes stiffness and that heavy feeling to creep in so quickly?
Do any of you feel this?
This is true for both of my legs...my SURGICAL one (TKR 6/26/15) and my soon-to-be SURGICAL KNEE (10/9/15).
I have Osteoarthritis.
I am 64.
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