Tight thigh

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I had a Tkr on December 13, 2017

Gone through all the pain!!

Bend is good the only issue I'm left with is the thigh on the Tkr side is so tight is causes a slight limp

I've tried every exercise I can think of and I still do my pool pt everyday!

Any suggestions?

I am so happy that I found this site, it has gotten me through many hard days and nights!!

Thank you everyone!!

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  • Posted

    Its now all about building the quad muscle June. Google "building the quad muscle after a tkr"-there are many links to follow, also, chiko has a guide he often shares on this forum. Both are very helpful.

    The quad muscle takes some time to heal after tkr-then the real work begins. Good luck.

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    Is it tight on the top of thigh (quads) or the underneath of thigh (hamstrings)?

    Whichever is tight needs strengthening & stretching by to sounds of it.

    If you are doing aqua fit it may be your hamstrings that need work. Try hamstring stretches, there are several ones you can do depending on ability& other joint restraints & should be found on the internet. Try looking on YouTube.



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    In the pool I put both legs behind me while holding onto the bar at the side of the pool, basically

    Reaching backwards with arms and pushing body forwards which really stretches

    The front of the thigh. Might be worth a try?

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    I had mine on Feb 24th this year. Out 13 weeks now, since therapy ended I joined the gym to keep up with exercising. I have walked with a limp since the beginning, bothers me so much. I told myself I'm 53 and not walking with a limp all my life even though I'm thankful to be rid of the arthritis pain. I have been doing exercises to stretch my knee as my therapist told me that the limping is due to your leg not being straight. I have been doing exercises for my quads(squats, and the leg hang off the bed with a weight on my ankle, at the gym I'm up to 30 minutes on the treadmill). Yesterday I had a breakthrough I went to the gym after exercising and I walked with no limp. Hoping it stays like that, but I take one day at a time. Today so far no limp. Good luck, and I love this site.

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    I had my TKR on Dec. 19 so we are "knee buddies"! Although I do not have thigh pain, I seem to have developed a different pain. My pain is in the ankle and top of the foot. In fact, walking is painful because of the top of foot. It does not hurt unless I am walking or stretching it.

    Keep strengthening the quads and the thigh pain will resolve itself. Also, a tourniquet was used during your surgery on the upper thigh, but I think pain from that should be gone by now.

    Any suggestions for my foot pain?


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    First, thanks for talking to us from the future.  How is December 2017?  LOL...

    You're only 5 months into a year-long recovery.  Progress is always slow, steady and somewhat frustrating...at times.  Remember that your quads have atrophied over time and it takes a while to get all that strength back.  Other muscles compensate and can generate all sorts of pain, tightness and more.  Stretching and heat should help the tightness.  The full exercise program is here...



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