Throbbing pain in kneecap

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Hello. I'm 4 months post tkn and the pain in and under my kneecap still hurts. I ride a stationary bike for 30 minutes a day and do 60 leg lifts a day. The pain in my kneecap throbs and stings. I've started doing pool therapy because putting too myth pressure on my knee is a killer!!

Has anyone had this experience?  How long before I'll be able to put full weight on my knee to climb stairs?  I would greatly appreciate any advice. 

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    What does your doctor or physical therapist say? I
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    I am 3 months ptkr and I am doing about 120 different types of squats including a squat bar with between 35-45 lbs. I'm walking 10 flights of stairs with a 12 lb weighted vest.  10 lunges...I am in PT 3 times a week since May 24th  what kinds of exercises is your PT having you do?  They should be adding different types of leg strengthening exercises. I haven't done straight leg raises since week 3. I would definitely ask your PT. 

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      Wow you are really working it! If your knee feels ok good for you ! I had both knees done almost two years ago. I was in PT for over a year. Squats with medicine ball, lunges, bosu ball, side steps with elastic strap, DMS and ice, bike and walking, etc. Felt really good getting stronger all the time! My right hip went bad 6 months ago. Had RTHR 6 weeks ago, on my way back. Just getting so I can walk the dog a mile or so with one crutch. Will be starting outpatient PT again soon.

      I really believe the regular physical therapy with the right therapist is the key to recovery. Also everyone should listen to their body. If it hurts don't do it. There is a difference between pushing yourself and hurting yourself. Dave

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    You are pushing it way to hard. There are no gold stars given in this classroom for finishing first because there is no first place. Just stop everything for a couple of days. Ice a lot, hydrate, get some really good nutrition and just quit pushing. Overworking is absolutely the biggest negative you can do and probably the most understood. When you start back slowly......very slowly.....get back up to speed and just work up to the point of pain but not into pain. You are human, not a machine and you just cannot abuse the body as it won't let you without fighting back. 11 surgeries and 5 complete rehab has taught me more about the human body than all the anatomy classes I could ever have taken in school.

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      Very well said.

      listen to your body, it knows best.

      over doing it, or get the wrong Physio help or information as I did led to major surgery.

      you do not need to try to recover so soon, the important thing is to

      recover at all.

      life can be short

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      I agree, I thought after reading what some folks were exercising at, that maybe I wasn't doing enough.  I feel like I still pretty much center my days around my exercises.  I think I'll go mad if I got to do more, nothing wrong with changing things up. I started strength exercises about a month ago n they can make the leg knee hurt, however that passes too. I'm 6 months in, last measure two weeks ago was 110/2. I can get very weary, but try to get over those type of days n keep hoping for the best. From reading all the different stories on this forum, it gives me hope for better results.  Still have to deal with the swelling pain n stiffness, oye, enough already n fear of someone rolling over me n I go into a screaming rage of twisted pain from my knee going in some weird way 😜🤕, guess that's from falling my first couple days home.  Uve been thru the ringer, u sure do know what you're talking about. G bless.  This is all about ... I ca do it ...  Yes we're all only human. People like u and everyone here gets me thru. Thank u n all, I've had both hips done and lower back fusion n probably heading to the other knee, o than I don't even want to talk about my shoulder, ahhhhh. Just turned 6 0 this year, welcome, best of healing to all, kathy p 🌬🍀👼🏊🚴

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    I also have pain in/near my kneecap when I put weight on it, I had my tkr 13 weeks ago and have also been told it's the muscles

    that need strengthening. I am back at physio on Wednesday so

    am going ask her to give me more exercises to

    straighten my leg more as I am still limping and using one crutch. I am still not able to stand for any length of time either as I am

    still favouring my good leg even though I am trying really hard

    not to. Can anyone suggest the best exercises to straighten the

    leg. Thanks

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      HI hear u. There is a wealth of info on Tkr leg exercises. Too long for me to explain to u. Just be sure your advised through a reputable site n don't over due, otherwise you'll hurt too much the next day.  Start w light weights and work your way up. Slow and steady. Best of healing to you.....  Kathy p 👼👼👼 🍀🍀🍀

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    Hi Gisselle, I hear u. I'm 6 months in. Have the same symptoms. I believe it's all part of the healing process. You sound like you're doing great.!  Patience has to be our new friend, I get very weary at this point, but keep pushing along. Do the stretching strength stationary bike and walking machine. May I ask what type of pool exercises u do. I've been wing it n incorporating my regular exercises in the pool. Never had hydro with pt?  Hang in there, add weights gradually, slow and steady, g bless, kathy p 🍀👼🌬🏊🚴

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