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Since I have been on this site I have gotten really good advice on handling pain. Today was actually my first day on a bike and I remembered what I read about pedalling back and forth until you can the full rotation. It worked! My left knee has a really sore spot left of the kneecap but once around and it loosened. On bike for 10 minutes. My PT hopped on the one next to me as we were in the main exercise area and we pedalled and talked for 10 min. Felt great!! The hard part? Getting on and off bike...I'm only 5' lol!

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    Oh well done, Roma 😀 I am hoping to get on the bike next week and will bear your experience in mind.....especially as I too am 5' tall, and with the saddle set high, getting on and off can't be that easy.....!

    Wishing you all the best x

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    Thank you very much roma for the info on the bike. I have been so disappointed I could not ride the bike at my gym. So just pedal forward as far as one can, then go back as far? Sounds simple. I Am 178 cms! Thanks again!
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    It feels great, eh? With my last one I was soooo excited when I got it all the way around. At 3 wks I'm not there yet. I'm vertically challenged too...might have an ince over you. I have my regular bike on a stationary stand and that makes t very difficult t get off. Today was just the 2nd time so I had a bit of difficulty. I would even attemp it without hubby there to catch me if I fell. I'm very happy for you. 
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      Anne, I think being on a bike at 3 weeks is great! I had both knees done do it is taking me a little longer than some. I am going on 10 weeks now. I was very excited when my foot went around but truth be told... It was because my other foot pushed a bit hard and my feet are in strap so no choice. I am glad though and my knee feels better than before. Good luck!
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    Wish there was an edit. Would not even think about it. 
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    Well done Roma. It is a brilliant feeling getting the whole way round.I too am just 5ft and my physio put me on bike at 3 weeks and i thought I was climbing a mountain she ha the seat so high just watch you don't overdo it at home if you are using a bike at home and if you are you still for a few times need to go forward and back before going fully round. Take care xx
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    Excellent and Bravo for you! This is a huge step in your healing you'll find that cycling will help you loosen things up as well as strengthen and just overall getting that knee feeling right! Sometimes all it takes is that 10 minutes of peddling to get that knee feeling really good ! I am truly happy for you!

    Wishing you healing!

    Blessings, Deb 😀

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    Well done👍 It's great to hear that you managed to pedal 360'! I didn't manage to turn full circle until I was 7 weeks with my first TKR in 2014 and I've just arrived home from my physio session today for my latest TKR  (6 weeks post op this Monday)which was very depressing as there's now way I can pedal all the way around-backwards or forwards with a 75' bend! The physio massaged my knee and pushed it etc and by the end of the 30 minute session the bend had reached 85' so there might be hope?!
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